ANDERSON ‒ Across the country, Americans are preparing to observe Memorial Day. Those hoping to fire up the grill for get-togethers, however, may need to take caution when choosing their meat, as a variety of products have been recalled.
Aurora Packing Co. Inc. has recalled over 62,000 pounds of “raw beef products” that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS.
The recalled products were packaged April 19, 2019, and have the establishment number “EST. 788” on them.
While local stores would not comment on whether they were selling meat from Aurora Packing and referred questions to corporate offices, the company distributes its products nationwide.
Over 2,030 pounds of “beef frank links products” from Vienna Beef Ltd. in Chicago have also been recalled, according to a release from the USDA agency.
The products ‒ which were produced May 2, 2019, with the establishment number “EST. 1” and shipped to locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin ‒ “may been contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.”
There are currently no confirmed reports of illness related to consuming products from either company, but the public health agency stated it is concerned the products may be stored in freezers. If any of these products have been purchased, the agency has advised they be thrown away or returned.