Thousands of pounds of beef recalled

National Beef (KSN File Photo)
National Beef (KSN File Photo)

LIBERAL, Kansas – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E-Coli.

The recalled cases of beef come from National Beef Packing Company, based in Liberal, Kansas.

The recall is categorized as a class one.

That indicates a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to the products.

The contamination was found as a result of routine inspection.

Recalled products include:

  • • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
  • • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
  • • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

All these products have a “USE BY/SELL BY DATE” of June 14, 2013.  The products were produced on May 25, 2013, and shipped to various institutions and retail establishments.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company at 877-857-4143 for details. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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