WASHINGTON – Standard Meat Company, a Saginaw, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 53,154 lbs. of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced March 13. The raw beef products used a non-meat ingredient, Au Jus Seasoning, that was found positive for the presence of Salmonella.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 33861” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurant locations nationwide.

The frozen, marinated top sirloin items were produced on various dates between Feb. 19, 2018, and March 14, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Approximate 20-lb. boxes containing “USDA Select or Higher Beef 6 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized” with case code 45966.
  • Approximate 30-lb. boxes containing “USDA Select or Higher Beef 8 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized” with case code 45968.

The problem was discovered when Standard Meat Company was notified by the supplier who shipped the seasoning, of a voluntary seasoning recall based on Salmonella contamination. Standard Meat Company uses this seasoning to formulate the marinade that is injected into the top sirloin steaks. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The products were shipped to restaurants frozen. Restaurants cook and prepare the product for consumers, who may take the product home as leftovers. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.