Around 5,620 pounds of Souderton, Pa. boneless veal, ground veal, beef and pork products have been recalled after samples came back positive and could contain the rare E. coli O111.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this on Thursday, May 4th.
This release has been updated to reflect the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 7857” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered when the Illinois State Meat Inspection Service notified FSIS on May 2, 2017, about positive non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) samples made with source material produced by Marcho Farms, Inc. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Please check your fridge and freezer for the below products.
The veal, beef and pork products were produced on April 11 and April 14, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
60-lb.cases of “VEAL BONELESS TRIMMINGS HALAL” with case code “5398” and “MANFU. DATE” of “04/11/2017.”
60-lb. cases of “VEAL TRIMMINGS USDA CHOICE” with case code “98” and “MANFU. DATE” of “04/11/17.”
9-lb. cases of “VEAL, BEEF, PORK GROUND FOR MEATLOAF” with case code “3122” and “Sell By” date “05/05/17.”
10-lb. cases of “VEAL, BEEF, PORK GROUND FOR MEATLOAF BULK PACK” with case code “3125.”
Here are the retails stores and food services these products were distributed to Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreaks are rare but tend to primarily be due to contaminated food and person-to-person transmission. Like E. coli O157: H7, non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.
If you experience these symptoms please seek emergency medical care immediately.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Please throw away or return the products to the place where you purchased them.
For more info or questions on this recall please call- Herb Nicolo, Marcho Farms, Inc.’s plant manager, at (215) 721-7131 or toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.