Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fresno Meat Market Recalls Ground Beef-Update

Renna's Meat Market of Fresno, CA recalled 870 pounds of ground beef yesterday after USDA detected E. coli O157:H7 in a package of the meat as part of a routine sampling program. No illnesses have been associated with this recall.

The meat, which bears Establishment Number 27365, was distributed to several restaurants and also was available for retail sale in the Fresno area. Renna's Meat Market is urging customers to either discard the recalled ground beef or return it to the store for a full refund.

Additional information on the recalled meat was released this evening by USDA.

USDA has not yet implemented its promised distribution list service, but the California Department of Health Services will likely make this information available on its web site – perhaps as early as today.

Customers who have questions about this recall can contact the owner, Joe Renna, at (559) 304-2852.


  1. Could this be linked to the citywide discharging of raw sewage, behind "secret" diverting of Fresno's water system? No doubt it is behind the escalation in nitrates found in our drinking water - raw sewage is seeping into the ground water. Sewage pollution is likely behind the escalation in asthma and heart disease. No help due to the cover-up.
    With the increse in sewage back spills as lines are being illegally tied into the main line during the "infrastructure upgrade" I suspect the possiblility there could be a direct link to the e.coli issue.
    I created a web page regarding the nightmare taking place here in Fresno, CA - see link below.

    http://www.myspace.com/marlalk4 (MySpace requires free registration)

  2. Hi Marla,

    Thanks for visiting! There are enough ways for E. coli O157:H7 to get into meat without water being the source. That doesn't mean, though, that Fresno's water problems are trivial. They're also not unique.

    I've done several posts on water contamination and water infrastructure problems in the US, Canada and elsewhere in the world. You can find them by typing the word "water" into the Google search box at the top of the blog page. The search results will open in a new window.



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