WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Creston, Ohio-based Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. is recalling approximately 40,680 lbs. of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recall includes an undetermined amount of veal cutlets produced by Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd., which were sold to foodservice customers.
The boneless veal products were produced Nov. 30, 2016 through Feb. 3, 2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34569” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Canada.
The recall includes 60-lb boxes of “Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc.: Boneless Veal SF” with product codes: 511012; 511020; 511021; 511023; 511024; 511030; 511032; 511034; 511336; 511337; 511340; 511341; 511343; 511351; 511362; and 511365. And 60-lb boxes of “Atlantic Veal & Lamb LLC: Boneless Veal” with product codes 507023; 507030; 507335; 507342; 507356; and 507358.
Companies that purchase products from Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. should contact the firm directly to determine whether or not the product they have purchased is subject to the recall.
The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified by the Illinois State Dept. of Agriculture about a positive non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli sample.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. However, FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in customer’s freezers.