Veal products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination
Brown Packing Company, a South Holland, Ill. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of beef (veal) trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The raw, boneless beef (veal) trimmings were produced from Feb. 21, 2014 through July 17, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
- Approx. 60-lb. boxes of “DUTCH VALLEY VEAL.”
- Various weight generically labeled combo bins of fresh of beef veal trimmings.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 167” inside the USDA mark of inspection printed on boxes. Lot code numbers printed on product labels will range from “4000” through “4313” and “5167” through “5365.” The products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and Ohio.
The problem was discovered by FSIS upon receiving positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157:H7 STEC while performing verification activities at the establishment and observing other non-compliances. Additionally, it was learned that those trimmings were potentially co-mingled with other products and portions of those products were shipped to other than cooking facilities.
FSIS and the company have received no confirmed reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.