Veal products recalled for possible E. coli contamination
Brown Packing Company of South Holland, IL, has issued a recall of an undetermined amount of veal trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The raw, boneless beef (veal) trimmings were produced from Feb. 21, 2014 through July 17, 2015 and were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and Ohio.
According to FSIS, the problem was discovered when FSIS received positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157:H7 STEC while performing verification activities at the establishment and observing other non-compliances. Additionally, it was learned that those trimmings were potentially co-mingled with other products and portions of those products were shipped to other than cooking facilities.
FSIS and the company have received no confirmed reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.