Denver firm recalls beef products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – Lombardi Brothers Meats in Denver recalled approximately 26,975 lbs. of tenderized steak and ground beef on concerns the items may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

The company discovered the problem on June 30 following a positive test for E. coli. The test was part of the company’s in-house sampling program. FSIS said some products were made from the same source material as the sample that tested positive for E. coli. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products.

FSIS said the tenderized steak and ground beef products were produced between June 12 and June 30. The affected products with generic labeling bear the establishment number “EST. 772” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped for hotel, restaurant and institutional use in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, FSIS noted.

A complete product list is available on the FSIS website.
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