Creation Gardens in Louisville, which supplies restaurants in Lexington as well as Louisville, Bowling Green, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio, is recalling about 23,000 pounds of raw ground beef and steaks that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the USDA.
A message sent to a company representative asking which Lexington restaurants might be affected was not immediately answered.
The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall on Monday after plant management notified inspectors of two positive test results for the potentially deadly bacterium. Most people exposed to E.coli O157:H7, which can cause dehydration, diarrhea and abdominal cramps for two to eight days, recover within a week but some develop a type of kidney failure.
The potentially ground beef and contaminated beef cuts were produced May 31, June 1 and 2, according to the USDA. The products include coarse ground beef, angus patties, sliders, sirloin and more. The beef should not be eaten but should be returned to place of purchase or thrown away.