Around 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after samples came back positive for the rare E. coli O103.
The Waco-based H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued this recall for an estimated 73,742 pounds of boneless beef products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS and the company are concerned that some products may be frozen and in customers’ freezers.
Customers who have purchased the products are urged not to use them. The beef should be thrown away or returned immediately to the place of purchase.
The boneless beef recalled were produced on March 6, 2017. The following recalled products include:
-60-lb. box containing boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.
-Multiple combo bins containing 73,682 lbs of boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17
-Products subject to recall have the establishment number of “EST.M13054” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to food manufacturers within the state of Texas.
FSIS was notified by the State of Texas’ Meat Safety Assurance Unit about positive non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli sample.
There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to the eating of these products.
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