Illinois firm recalls 484K lbs. of beef

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced March 16 that SMI Holdings Inc., doing business as Bridgeview, Illinois-based Stampede Meat Inc., is recalling approximately 484,800 lbs. of beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The raw beef products contain Au Jus Seasoning that tested positive for Salmonella.

On March 13, Saginaw, Texas-based Standard Meat Company recalled approximately 53,154 lbs. of raw beef product for the same reason.

The problem was discovered when Stampede Meat was notified by its supplier of a voluntary seasoning recall based on a Salmonella contamination. The company uses the seasoning to make a marinade that’s injected into its top sirloin steaks.

The products subject to recall include:

  • Cases containing 64 6-oz. vacuum-packed packages of “USDA SELECT OR HIGHER BONELESS BEEF TOP SIRLOIN STEAKS,” (item #5404) with lot codes ranging from 05018 to 07318 (inclusive) and “Best By” dates from Feb. 19, 2019 to Mar. 14, 2019 (inclusive).
  • Cases containing 64 8-oz. vacuum-packed packages of “USDA SELECT OR HIGHER BONELESS BEEF TOP SIRLOIN STEAKS,” (item #5419) with lot codes ranging from 05018 to 07318 (inclusive) and “Best By” dates from Feb. 19, 2019 to Mar. 14, 2019 (inclusive).

 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19113” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors, which then distributed the products to restaurant locations nationwide.

The frozen, raw beef top sirloin steak items were produced on various dates from Feb. 19, 2018 through March 14, 2018. The products were shipped to restaurants frozen.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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