Traceability - Over 62,000 Lbs. Of Beef Products Recalled

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Traceability - Over 62,000 Lbs. Of Beef Products Recalled

Traceability - Over 62,000 Lbs. Of Beef Products Recalled

Just four days prior to the Memorial Day holiday, an Illinois company has recalled over 62,000 pounds of beef products due to possible E. coli contamination.

 
According to reports, Aurora Packing Company of North Aurora has recalled 62,112 pounds of meat including ribeyes, short ribs and briskets.  The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some of the affected beef products may be in institutional facility freezers.
 
The meat products were packed on April 19th and contain establishment number "EST.788" inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The products were distributed across the U.S., and as of May 22 there had been no confirmed reports of infections or sickness connected to the recalled products.
 
The potential E. coli contamination was discovered during "traceback activities in response to random sample testing."  A complete list of the affected beef products can be found here.  
 
The USDA release said the recall is a Class 1 which means there is a high health risk, and a reasonable probability that using the beef products will result in serious, adverse health consequences or possibly even death.  The elderly, young children and people with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to serious health consequences.
 
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