Illinois firm recalls veal trimmings

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Brown Packing Company recalled an undetermined amount of veal trimmings on E. coli concerns.
A positive test for E. coli O157:H7 led to a recall of veal trimmings.

WASHINGTON – Brown Packing Company, South Holland, Ill., launched a recall of veal trimmings produced from Feb. 21, 2014 through July 17, 2015. The products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

FSIS discovered the problem after receiving positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 and non- O157:H7 STEC. The tests were part of verification duties at the facility. The agency said the veal trimmings were possibly co-mingled with other products, and portions of those trimmings were shipped to other-than- cooking facilities.

FSIS reported no confirmed reports of illnesses associated with the trimmings, which were shipped to distributors and retail stores in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and Ohio.

The affected products include 60-lb. boxes of “DUTCH VALLEY VEAL” and various weights of generically labeled combo bins of fresh beef veal trimmings. The products bear the establishment number “EST. 167” inside the USDA mark of inspection printed on boxes. Lot code numbers printed on product labels will range from “4000” through “4313” and “5167” through “5365.”

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