The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning consumers not to eat meat from a pack of raw “Whole Sale Value” hamburger meat that came from a plant in a Kansas City suburb. The size of the recall is 62,000 pounds. The USDA says a Nebraska packing plant that supplies meat to the plant in Independence is recalling the meat because it was recalled last week from a private customer in Nebraska. The USDA says the “Whole Sale Value” product was produced in late February or early March.
In recent weeks, a raw beef recall has raised more than a few eyebrows. The beef that has been recalled is one of the world’s most popular sources of beef: raw ground beef. With over 400 billion pounds of the stuff produced each year, raw ground beef accounts for nearly 25 percent of the world’s total beef consumption.
There have been reports of E. coli contamination in raw beef products, including ground beef, beef patties, ground beef patties, and beef jerky, made by ConAgra Meats. The products were sold in California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Check your refrigerators and freezers!
If you’re throwing a Memorial Day celebration, chicken instead of beef is an option. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Aurora Packing Company is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
Brisket, ribs, steaks, and other pieces of beef are among the recalled raw beef items, which bear the USDA mark TSE. 788. On April 19, 2019, these products were added, packed, and sent across the nation for additional distribution and processing.
There have been no reports of sickness as a result of this recall. FSIS is worried, however, that certain goods are being kept in institutional freezers. Institutions that have bought these items should not use them and should either dispose of them or return them to the store where they were obtained.
Please contact David Stewart, Director of Sales and Marketing at Aurora Packing Company, Inc., at (630) 897-0551 if you have any concerns about this recall.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much beef is contaminated with E. coli?
The amount of beef contaminated with E. coli is unknown, but it is very unlikely that the meat would be safe to eat.
What are the chances of getting E. coli from raw beef?
The chances of getting E. coli from raw beef are very low, since the bacteria is killed by cooking.
Does all raw beef contain E. coli?
No, not all raw beef contains E. coli. Only meat that has been contaminated with fecal matter can contain the bacteria.
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