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Veal Recalled for Potential E. coli Contamination

A California company is recalling 1,260 pounds of veal trimmings because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

San Jose Veal of Santa Clara, CA issued a voluntary recall of the product Friday after a customer found bacteria in a sample of the meat.

The veal trimmings subject to this recall were produced between November 1 and November 9, 2012, before being transported to a federal facility for further distribution.

The item subject to the recall is a 60-pound, cardboard box case labeled as “SAN JOSE VALLEY VEAL AND BEEF INC.” boneless veal trimmings.

Boxes may contain the following 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 will also bear the establishment number EST. 2828, located inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Though the product has already been distributed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says it is concerned some customers may still be storing the veal in freezers.  

No illnesses have been linked to consumption of the recalled product, according to FSIS.

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