Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds of ground beef and burger products, as well as an undetermined amount of sandwich steak products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
FSIS noted that the recall release is being reissued as an expansion of the Sept. 30, 2016, release to include additional product produced from and/or commingled with the source material implicated in the original recall. The original recall included 740 pounds of ground beef products. This expansion includes an additional 7,230 pounds of ground beef patties and burgers, and an undetermined amount of various sandwich steak products.
The ground beef items were produced on August 19 and 20, 2016. The exact production dates for the various sandwich steak products are unknown at this time, but are believed to have been produced between August 19 and September 19, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- 20-lb. cases containing 4 packages of 5-lb ground beef 80/20.
- 10-lb. packages of “Camellia Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 6235 and 6242.
- 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 6242 and 6237.
- 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20 Flat,” with package code 6237.
- 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger Flat,” with package code 6235.
- 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger 80/20,” with package code 6237.
- 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package code 6242.
- various sandwich steak products produced by the recalling firm.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4771” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Virginia and institutional food establishments in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The problem was discovered during a routine verification sampling performed by Silver Springs Farms, Inc. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.