Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Thee U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.
The raw beef products were packaged on April 19 and shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing. The problem was discovered during traceback activities in response to random sample testing by FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional facility freezers, but should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers