The recall of beef products for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination by Silver Springs Farms in Pennsylvania is expanding. The original release was issued on September 30, 2016. This update includes more products produced from and/or commingled with the source material implicated in the original recall.
The first recall was for 740 pounds of ground beef. The expansion includes an additional 7,203 pounds of ground beef patties and burgers, and an “undetermined” amount of sandwich steak products for a total of 7,970 pounds. There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of these products.
The recall is for 20-pound cases containing 4 packages of 5-pound ground beef 80/20; 10-pound packages of “Camellia Beef Pattie 80/20” with package codes 6235 and 6242; and 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20” with package codes 6242 and 6237. Also recalled are 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20 Flat” with package code 6237; 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger Flat” with package code 6235; and 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger 80/20” with package code 6237. Finally, 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Pattie 80/20” with package code 6242 are recalled; along with various sandwich steak products. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site.
The ground beef products were produced on August 19 and 20, 2016. The exact production dates for the sandwich steak products are unknown, but they may have been produced between August 19 and September 19, 2016. The products have the establishment number “EST. 4771” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to a distributor in Virginia and institutional food establishments in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them even if you plan to cook them to 160°F as recommended by food safety experts. Check your home freezer to make sure you do not have any of these products. Throw them away in a sealed package or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund.