All of the products were produced on June 15, 2004, and were shipped nationwide to foodservice distributors. Each box bears the establishment number, "2574B," and case lot numbers "061504" and "4167."
The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at a supplier to Wolverine Packing, the USDA said. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product, the department added.
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.