Nearly 5,000 pounds of beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

WASHINGTON – The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday that Aurora Packing Company, Inc. is recalling almost 5,000 pounds of beef heel and chuck tender products due to concerns of possible E. coli contamination.

According to the report, the bulk beef products were produced and packed on February 27, 2019. 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” with case code 61150 on the label
  • Varying catch weight cardboard box case packages containing bulk pieces of “Boneless Beef- Heel Meet” with case code 29970 on the label
  • Varying catch weight cardboard box case packages containing bulk pieces of “Boneless Beef- Heel Meet” with case code 49970 on the label

The products subject to recall also include establishment number “EST 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The FSIS says these products were shipped for institutional use in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions as a result of consuming these products to date.

Those who have purchased these products should not eat them and instead throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

For more information on this recall, click here.

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