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Beef Recalled for E. Coli O157:H7

A California company is recalling approximately 80,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.

Manning Beef of Pico Rivera, CA, said the recall involves a variety of beef primal and subprimal cuts (such as top round and tri tip) and manufacturing trimmings due, in part, to insanitary conditions as reflected by an unusually high number of confirmed positive E. coli O157:H7 test results. 

No illnesses have been reported.

The products subject to recall:

— Combo bins of BroPack Inc Beef Manufacturing Trimmings “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011.

— Combo bins of Paso Prime Beef Manufacturing Trimmings “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011.

— 30 and 60 lb. boxes of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef produced on Sept. 23, 2011

Each box bears “EST. # 934” on the product label.

These beef products were produced on Sept. 23 and were shipped to retail establishments and food service centers in Arizona and California and to another federally regulated establishment in Nebraska. These products were destined for further processing and will likely not bear “EST. 934” on products available for direct consumer purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s Quality Assurance Manager, Daniel Bové at 909-689-9875 or Breanna Ortega, HACCP Coordinator at 714-488-8123.

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