HEREFORD, TX (KFDA) - Caviness Beef Packers is recalling approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli.
According to the USDA the recall includes:
- The 2,100-lb. Combo Bin of “boneless beef trim 84L” products were produced on September 14, 2016 and further processed into ground beef products by another establishment. The recalling establishment has control of all but 320 pounds of ground beef products.
- 10 lb. chub - 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Use By” or “Freeze By” date of October 10, 2016 and bear UPC number 52846-48935.
- 2-3 lb. tray pack of - 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Sell By” date of September 28, 2016 and bear UPC number 2-01656-00000.
- 1.5 lb. tray pack of - 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Sell By” date of September 28, 2016 and bear UPC number 2-01654-00000.
The products subject to this recall were further processed by a firm other than Caviness Beef Packers, "EST. 675" and may not bear the establishment number "EST. 675", on products available for direct consumer purchase. These products were shipped to retail locations in Texas.
The problem was discovered when Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified of a USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) sample that tested positive for E. coli 0103.
Since the company works with the AMS Commodity Program, AMS did routine microbiological testing.
This shipment of beef was never intended for the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) and no sales were made to the NLSP.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned the place of purchase.