Planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend? Hang on! With the recent raw meat recalled you may want to examine the meat products purchased before you do..
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for greater than 62,000 pounds of uncooked beef because of E. coli issues.
Listed below are some issues to bear in mind when checking your labels:
- The raw meat recalled was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc in North Aurora, Illinois on April 19, however, was shipped nationwide for distribution.
- According to the USDA’s announcement, the raw meat recalled has the number “EST. 788” contained in the USDA mark of inspection. The recall contains greater than 40 products, most are cuts of steak, like ribeyes, in addition to ribs and brisket cuts.
- Here’s a full list.
The USDA points out that folks generally freeze cuts of meat for future use. In case you have socked away some beef in your backup freezer for later use, you might wish to examine that as well.
The attainable E. coli contamination was found after a random sampling, and the USDA says there have been no reported circumstances of sickness associated with this recall.