Over 73,000 of Texas Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

WACO, Texas (KWKT/KYLE) - H&B Packing Company of Waco is recalling about 73,742 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E Coli.

The official word came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service Sunday.

The boneless beef items were produced on March 6, 2017. The following products are subject to recall are

*60-lb. box containing boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.

*Multiple combo bins containing 73,682-lbs of boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M13054” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to food manufacturers within the State of Texas.

The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified by the State of Texas’ Meat Safety Assurance Unit about a positive non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli sample.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Information released by government regulators says people can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism. Most people infected with STEC O103 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting.

Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in customers' freezers.
Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to use them.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.


Article from MyCenTx.com


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