WASHINGTON – On April 16, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Greeley, Colo.-based JBS USA Food Co., the importer of record, recalled approximately 4,860 lbs of imported boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The products were imported on or around Nov. 10, 2020, and distributed for further processing. The following are subject to recall:
- 60-lb cardboard boxes containing “95CL BONELESS BEEF PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA” with “PACKED ON: 02-SEP-20” and Australian “EST. 4” on the packaging label.
FSIS discovered the problem through a product sample that confirmed positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
FSIS is concerned that some distributor or further processor locations may still have the recalled products in frozen or cold storage. Distributors and further processors who received these products are urged not to utilize them.
Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium.