Kenosha Beef announces recall

by Erica Shaffer
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WASHINGTON – Kenosha Beef International, Columbus, Ohio, initiated a recall of 21,427 lbs. of ready-to-eat beefsteak patties on concerns the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture reported.

A further-processor and customer of Kenosha Beef discovered the problem. The customer tested a sample of the beefsteak product made on the same day as the recalled product. The test came back positive for Lm. There have been no reports of illness, FSIS noted.

The affected beefsteak patties include 35.3-lb. boxes of “Fully Cooked Black Angus Ground Beefsteak (chopped and formed)” with product number 87657 and “use thru” date of 01/24/16. The patties were produced on Jan. 24, according to FSIS.

The beefsteak product bears the establishment number “EST. 10130” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The patties were shipped to distributors in Illinois and North Carolina for further distribution to restaurants.
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