No serious illness has at this time been reported as a result of this beef which may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-produceing E-coli. However, authoritiesstress that any Angus beef recently purchased in the series below should immediately be thrown it away!
Major Beef Recall
The USDA is announcing a recall of Elkhorn Valley Packing's boneless beef chuck. The Kansas based company says approximately 3,436 pounds of their product may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-oproducing E. coli. According to the company, there were various boxes containing "Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 BEEF CHUCK 2PC BNLS". All were boxed up on February 16th, 2023. Credit - USDA
The product under recall will have the establishment number “EST. M-19549” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to various distributors, federal establishments, retail locations, and wholesale locations, which includes hotels, restaurants, and institutions across the Northeast.
States that have been made aware of the recall include Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The complete list of serial nunbers can be found below:
Credit - USDA
No adverse reactions from the meat have been confirmed as of today. The problem was found after the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) conducted a routine test of the product. The sample they took confirmed positive for STEC 0103.
Any distributor should NOT sell the beef and dispose of it immediately. Customers should also throw away the product or return it to the place of purchase.