WASHINGTON (WCBD) – Over 62,000 pounds of raw beef products have been recalled ahead of Memorial Day weekend, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
On Wednesday, the USDA announced Aurora Packaging Company, Inc. is recalling nearly 62,112 pounds of raw beef due to possible E. coli contamination.
The raw beef products recalled were packaged on April 19, and have an establishment number of “EST. 788“ inside on the USDA mark of inspection.
These items were shipped nationwide for distribution and processing.
A release from the USDA said 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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional facility freezers. Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to use them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.