If you are planning to throw some beef on the grill Memorial Day weekend, there's a new recall you need to know about.
On May 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Aurora Packing Company, Inc., is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
There are multiple cuts of beef included in the recall, including short ribs, ribeyes, and briskets, according to a list of products on the USDA site. It follows a March 27 recall, in which the company pulled back more than 2 tons of beef, also because of an E. coli risk.
Here are the products that have been recalled.
Check your refrigerator and freezer if you have recently purchased beef to ensure you do not consume or serve contaminated meat. This recall falls under USDA Class I, which means "This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Here are additional details from the USDA's recall notice:
The raw beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019. This spreadsheet contains a list of the products subject to recall.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing.
The problem was discovered during traceback activities in response to random sample testing by FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. (source)