WASHINGTON – S&S Foods LLC of Azusa, Calif. is recalling about 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.

The FSIS said that 30-pound boxes of “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK” are being recalled.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a case code beginning “06238” ink-jet printed on the side of the box. This product was intended for food service and institutional use and not for direct retail purchase. They were shipped to distribution centers located in Milwaukee, Wis., and Allentown, Penn.

The problem was discovered through a joint epidemiological investigation by FSIS and the Virginia Department of Health as well as product testing by the Virginia Department of Health.

The FSIS said it has received 11 reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.


Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service