E. coli Link Propels Recall of Bison Meat in Colorado

A Colorado firm has initiated the process of recalling 66,000 pounds of bison meat that had been sold throughout the nation after federal agriculture officers linked it to E. coli sicknesses.

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats in Henderson recalled the ground and tenderized bison after it was associated with the instance of five people in Colorado falling sick and one in New York, the U. S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.

E. coli is a potentially fatal germ that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, there could be a kidney failure.

The USDA said the recalled bison meat had been sold to stores on a national scale between May 21 and May 27. The sicknesses were reported between June 1 and June 4.

All the products that were involved in the recall have the establishment number ‘EST. 20247’ inside the USDA mark of check.

The recalled meats are: Great Ranger Brand All Natural Ground Bison, 16-ounce packages with sell- or freeze-by dates of June 21, June 22 or June 24.

Nature's Rancher Ground Buffalo, 16-ounce packages with a sell- or freeze-by date of June 22.

The Buffalo Guys All Natural Ground Buffalo that is 90% lean, 16-ounce packs with a lot number of 0147.

Great Range Brand All Natural Bison Steak Medallions, 12-ounce packages with sell- or freeze-by dates of June 23 and June 24.

Great Range Brand All Natural Bison Sirloin Steaks, 12-ounce packages with sell- or freeze-by dates of June 23 and June 24.

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Inc. Bison, 10 oz. Sirloin Steak, 15-pound boxes.