The FDA reported this morning that Aurora Packing Company is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of beef products for possible E. coli contamination. The products being recalled were packaged on April 19 and include brisket, ribs, and chuck, among other cuts of beef. These items were shipped nationwide for distribution and further processing.
The hazard was discovered by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service organization, during a random sample testing. So far there are no reports of adverse reactions from these products. However, this situation is considered a Class I recall with a high health risk, meaning “there is reasonable probability that the use of this product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
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The FSIS is concerned some institutional facilities are in possession of these products and urge them to throw these items out or return them to the place of purchase. We do not yet have a list of information for consumers on where they could have purchased these contaminated products and will keep you updated on the the latest information as it comes in.
Consumers questions about the recall can contact David Stewart, Director of Sales and Marketing for Aurora Packing Company, Inc., at (630) 897-0551.