Caviness Beef Packers of Hereford, TX, is recalling approximately 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday evening. The products were produced on Aug. 14, 2014, and Aug. 20, 2014, and were shipped to fast-food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas. The following products are subject to recall:
- Combo bins containing “Beef Trimmings, BNLS, 90 L”
- Combo bins containing “Beef Trimmings, BNLS, 84 L”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 675” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were sent to establishments for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number “EST. 675” on products available for direct consumer purchase. The problem was discovered during a food safety assessment. The products subject to recall are lots that tested negative; however, they were produced consecutive to the positive lots and were subsequently processed into raw ground products and distributed to retailers. FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Trevor Caviness, company president, at (806) 372-5781.