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4,838 lbs. beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Posted: 7:04 AM, Mar 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 14:04:37Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — 4,838 lbs. of beef that was distributed for institutional use in three states has been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

Aurora Packing Company issued the recall of beef heel and chuck tender products that were produced and packed on Feb. 27. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Varying catch weight cardboard box case packages containing bulk pieces of “AURORA ANGUS BEEF BONELESS BEEF – CHUCK TENDER” and case code 61150 represented on the label.
  • Varying catch weight cardboard box case packages containing bulk pieces of “BONELESS BEEF – HEEL MEAT” and case code 29970 represented on the label.
  • Varying catch weight cardboard box case packages containing bulk pieces of “BONELESS BEEF – HEEL MEAT” and case code 49970 represented on the label.

The recalled products have the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

FSIS learned of the issue during testing. There have been no confirmed reports of sickness from the beef products.

Any facilities that have purchased the products have been urged not to use them, but instead, throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Find more information here .

Story courtesy of ABC30 .