WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2018 (USDA FSIS release) — Vermont Packinghouse, LLC, a North Springfield, Vermont. establishment, is recalling 10,828 pounds of raw intact bone-in beef quarters from cattle identified as being over 30 months of age because the products may contain specified risk materials, specifically vertebral column, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week.
The carcasses were slaughtered from Feb. 8, 2018 to June 8, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
- White butcher paper wrapped packages of fresh T-bone and Porterhouse steaks from Walden Local Butcher Shop in Boston, Massachusetts.
The quartered carcasses were shipped from Vermont Packinghouse, LLC to the one retail location for further processing and were wrapped in butcher paper for consumers. The products were only sold at the one physical retail location. The products were not shipped to consumers who have memberships with the retailer.
The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified by the state of Vermont of a complaint received by the state. FSIS then investigated the complaint.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.