3.4K pound beef chuck product recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Thousands of pounds of a beef chuck product is being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

About 3,436 pounds of various weights of boneless products labeled “Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 BEEF CHUCK 2PC BNLS” were packaged on Thursday, Feb. 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made on Friday. announced March 24. .

View the product label here.

The full list of serial numbers and box numbers can be found here.

The product to be recalled bears the location number “EST. M-19549” within the USDA hallmark.

These items were shipped to distributors, federal offices, retail locations, and wholesale locations, including hotels, restaurants, and institutions, in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Michigan.

The issue was discovered when FSIS performed routine FSIS testing on ground beef derived from this product and the sample confirmed positive for E. coli. There are no confirmed reports of side effects resulting from the consumption of these products.

Most people infected with E. coli develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting, FSIS said.

Distributors and other customers who have purchased these products for further processing are prohibited from using or redistributing them. The products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Consumers can also browse food safety messages on Ask USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov.

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