Interstate Meat Distributors said it’s recalling about 14,800 pounds of ground pork and ground beef because it might be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The pork and beef items were produced and packaged on Feb. 10, 2018, and Feb. 12, 2018, respectively, the USDA says.
The items that are recalled include:
♦2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF” containing package code 04118 and with 96 percent lean and 4 percent fat on the label.
♦2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK” containing package code 04118 and with 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat on the label.
♦2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “GROUND BEEF AND PORK BLEND” containing package code 04118 and with 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat on the label.
♦2.50-pound bags containing 10 quarter pound frozen “BROTHERS CHOICE 85% LEAN ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” containing package code 04318.
They have an establishment number of “965” in the USDA seal of inspection. They were shipped to Utah, Oregon, and Washington state.
The problem was discovered when the company notified the USDA “that the firm’s sample of beef trim was positive for E. coli O157:H7 based on results by their third-party lab. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products,” according to the agency.
Consumers shouldn’t consume these food products and are encouraged to throw them away or return the products to the place of purchase.