October 23, 2016

Beef Trimmings Recalled for E. coli

Beef trimmings from Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas are being recalled for  E.coli.  About 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings produced on August 14, 2014 and August 20, 2014 are included in the recall.  The products were shipped to fast food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas. Customers who have received these products should not use them. The recall includes "combo bins" marked: Beef Trimmings, BNLS, 90 L and Beef Trimmings, BNLS, 84 L. They have the establishment number “EST. 675” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sent to establishments for further processing so consumers will likely not see packages with the establishment number "EST. 675," The problem was discovered during a food safety assessment. E.coli O157:H7 can can cause … [Read more...]

USDA Announces New Traceback for Suspect Ground Beef

The USDA announced new traceback procedures that will let it trace contaminated ground beef or bench trim back to the source more quickly. Immediate investigations will be conducted at facilities where the product tests positive for E. coli O157:H7 during initial testing. The suppliers that provide the source materials for those products will also be investigated immediately. Government inspectors will be sent in as soon as USDA-FSIS gets a "presumptive positive result" and the facility in question provides information about their supplier. Before this new procedure, FSIS would investigate only after the presumptive positive test was confirmed, which can take up to 2 days. The supplier inspections would have taken place 30 days later. The procedure will "enable FSIS to better … [Read more...]

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. The 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 … [Read more...]

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