A Tulsa company voluntarily recalls thousands of pounds of ground beef.
Tulsa-based "Fadler" company is taking action because some of itâ€™s meat might have been exposed to E-coli. The company's owner tells News on 6 reporter Ashli Sims the recall is just a precaution.
Fadler Company's owner, John Conine says the food distributor has always enjoyed a clean reputation, from its food products to its retail market. And they've never had to recall anything, until now. "We have done a voluntary recall of products that we have sold over approximately 45 days"
Conine says they're recalling ground beef under the labels, "Rancher's Cut" and "Oklahoma Beef and Provision," because it could contain the deadly bacteria E-Coli.
John Conine: "the reason have done that voluntary recall is because we discovered a labeling problem on products we received from one of our manufacturers."
In a letter to his customers, Conine explains the company received almost 300 boxes of beef trimmings from a Minnesota manufacturer. He says Fadler is supposed to receive meat approved for raw processing but some of the meat in that shipment was not and could contain E-Coli.
Fadler Company has been around for decades. And the company's owner says they've never tested positive for E-Coli, including the meat being recalled.
John Conine: "All of our tests and all of the tests done by the USDA indicate that there is no problems, at all. But because there was a possibility of a problem, we decided the best interest was to withdraw that product from the market."
Fadler says they're trying to do everything possible to insure their products are safe.
It's not likely that you have recalled meat in your refrigerator, since Fadler distributes mostly to restaurants. The company's owner says he thinks most of the product has been removed.
Symptoms of E-Coli infection are severe stomach cramps and diarrhea. The USDA says if you cook ground beef until it reaches 160-degrees, it's safe.