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Bison Meat Recalled

Approximately 66,000 pounds of bison meat have been recalled by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats of Henderson, Colorado after five cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Colorado from June 4 to June 9 are believed to be linked to ground and tenderized steak bison meat.

The meat was distributed distributed to retail establishments nationwide and to food service distributors in Utah and Arizona. The meats were produced between May 21 and May 27, but there the Food Safety and Inspection Service is still concerned that consumers may have the meat in their freezers. The recalled products include:

- 16-ounce packages of Great Range All Natural Ground Bison with a sell- or freeze-by date of June 21, 22, or 24.
- 16-ounce packages of Nature's Rancher Ground Buffalo with a sell- or freeze-by date of June 22.
- 16-ounce packages of The Buffalo Guys All Natural Ground Buffalo 90 Percent Lean with a lot number of 0147.
- 12-ounce packages of Great Range Brand All Natural Bison Steak Medallions with a sell- or freeze-by date of June 23 and 24.
- 12-ounce packages of Great Range Brand All Natural Bison Sirloin Steaks with a sell- or freeze-by date of June 20, 23 and 24.
- 15-pound boxes of Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Inc. Bison 10 oz. Sirloin Steaks, which went to restaurants and bear a Julian Code of 0141.

E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure. It can be fatal, particularly in the elderly and very young.

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Published on Jul-4-10


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