Beef products recalled over E. coli contamination fears

| February 6, 2014

BeefThe USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that PFP Enterprises of Fort Worth, Texas, is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products because of possible contamination with six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) serotypes.

The recall includes nine different products that were produced on 5 December 2013 and distributed in boxes of various sizes to retail stores and restaurants in Arizona, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas. All boxes bear the establishment number Est. 34715.

The potential contamination was discovered by FSIS personnel during a Food Safety Assessment when they found that the company’s testing programme had found presumptive positive results for multiple non-O157 STEC strains (O103, O111, O121, O145, O26 and O45) in samples of beef trim. However, confirmation tests had not been carried out and not all of the affected beef products were retained. No related cases of illness have been reported to date.

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