May 24, 2024

E. coli Recall: Veal Trimmings May be Contaminated

San Jose Valley Veal of California is recalling about 1,260 pounds of veal trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of this product. The problem was discovered when a customer tested a shipment of the veal and reported “non-negative” results.

Recall SignThe recalled product is 60 pound cardboard box cases of “SAN JOSE VALLEY VEAL AND BEEF INC.” boneless beef veal trimmings. The boxes may contain case codes L-1 11112,” “L-1 11212,” “L-1 11512,” “L-1 11612,” “L-1 11712,” “L-1 11812” or “L-1 11912” and may also bear the establishment number “EST. 2828” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The veal was produced between November 1 and November 9, 2012, and transported to a federal facility for further distribution.

The product may still be in some consumer’s freezers. If you have this product, do not eat it. Return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For questions and more information, call company executives Leto or John Teixeira at 408-727-4404.

E. coli 0157:H7 can cause serious illness including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) that can lead to kidney failure and death. If you are experiencing symptoms of watery and/or bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal cramps, and mild fever, please see your doctor immediately. And be careful when handling raw meat. Do not allow cross-contamination and always cook ground beef and other ground meats to at least 160 degrees F.

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