E. coli concerns spur Texas firm to issue recall
Feb. 4, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WASHINGTON – PFP Enterprises, Fort Worth, Texas, recalled approximately 15,865 lbs. of beef products on concerns they may be contaminated with E. coli
O103, E. coli
O111, E. coli
O121, E. coli
O145, E. coli
O26 and E. coli
O45, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.
FSIS became aware of the problem following a food-safety assessment that revealed beef trim tested presumptive positive for multiple non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli
(STEC) strains through the company’s testing program. The agency said PFP Enterprises inadvertently did not carry the test out to confirmation, and not all affected product was held.
Products subject to the recall include:
• 10.5-lb. boxes of Beef Outside Skirt Steak, with a pack date of “12/13/13”
• 20-lb. boxes of Studio Movie Grill Beef Tenderloin Sliced, with a pack date of “12/05/13”
• 15-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajita, with a use by date of “1/13/14”
• 40-lb. boxes of Southwest Style Beef Skirts, with a pack date of “12/5/13”
• 20-lb. boxes of Patterson Food Processors Beef Skirt Seasoned, with a pack date of “12/9/13”
• 10-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
• 40-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas w/Binder, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
• 12-lb. boxes of Seasoned Beef for Fajitas, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/15/14”
• 12-lb. boxes of Mexican Style Beef for Fajita, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/11/14”
FSIS said the products bear the establishment number “Est. 34715” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. PFP Enterprises produced the items on Dec. 5, 2013. The beef products were later distributed to retail stores and restaurants in Arizona, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.