62,000 pounds of raw meat being recalled days before Memorial Day

62,000 lbs of meat recalled days before Memorial Day

62,000 lbs of meat recalled days before Memorial Day

More than 62,000 pounds of beef products have been recalled ahead of Memorial Day weekend over concerns the beef is tainted with E. coli.

The products being recalled were packaged on April 19 and include brisket, ribs, and chuck, among other cuts of beef.

The products being recalled are marked "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the FSIS.

In addition to Aurora Packing Company, last month, Illinois-based Grant Park Packing recalled 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products and Georgia-based Colorado Premium Foods pulled 113,424 pounds of the product.

The possible E. coli contamination was discovered after a random sampling, and the USDA says there have been no reported cases of illness related to this recall.

There have been no confirmed illnesses so far.

"HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems". Individuals displaying these symptoms should seek emergency medical treatment. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

The FSIS advises consumers to cook raw meat to a temperature of 165° F, which is hot enough to kill bacteria found in raw and frozen meat products.

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