Watch CBSN Live

"One Great Burger" Beef Recall: Did Prisoners Get Raw Deal?

raw hamburger, patties, beef, e. coli, e coli, generic, 4x3
Prisons in Oregon and California got some bad beef. (istockphoto) istockphoto

(CBS/AP) Everyone knows prison food can be bad, but it's not supposed to be rotten.

The USDA recalled more than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products sent to prisons in Oregon and California after inspectors found that some were discolored and smelled funky.

The products were produced by One Great Burger in Elizabeth, N.J. They came in 20-pound boxes bearing the item number 02044 and the establishment number 34575. The packed-on dates are between July and November 2010.

The beef was distributed only to prisons, not to retailers, said One Great Burger spokesman Frank Tobin.

For more information, go to the USDA website or call the department's hotline at (888) 674-6854 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.


View CBS News In