The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that California-based Manning Beef, LLC is voluntarily recalling 80,000 pounds of beef products over concerns the beef might be tainted with E. coli. The federal agency has designated this a Class I Recall with high health risk.
According to the USDA, the following beef products have been subject to recall :
- Combo bins of BroPack Inc Beef Manufacturing Trimmings "65/35, 50/50 or 85/15"
- Combo bins of Paso Prime Beef Manufacturing Trimmings "65/35, 50/50 or 85/15"
- 30 and 60 pound boxes of primal and subprimal cuts and boxed beef products
All of the products were produced on 23 September 2011 and have been shipped to retail establishments and food service centers in Arizona, and California and another federally regulated establishment in Nebraska. The USDA also says that product label "EST. #934" has been placed on each box.
Possible E. Coli Contamination of Recalled Beef
The beef products might have be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. This strain of E. coli can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure. Individuals most susceptible to the bacteria include the elderly, very young and persons with weakened immune systems.
Properly Cook Your Beef
The Food Safety and Inspection Service advises that consumers thoroughly cook beef products. High temperatures are usually lethal to harmful bacteria and other pathogens. Therefore the agency advises that consumers only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (or 71 degrees Celsius).
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California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. http://www.fsis.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_078_2011_Release/index.asp
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