The Scope of the Beef Recall
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently announced a major recall of 1.7 tons of boneless beef chuck / ground beef. This recall affects nine states across the country (Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) and has been initiated due to the detection of E. Coli in the products. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that ground beef originating from Elkhorn Valley Packing in Kansas was discovered to be contaminated.
What You Need to Know About the Affected Products
The USDA said Elkhorn Valley Packing was recalling 3,436 pounds of beef.
The product was packed on Feb. 16 and shipped to restaurants, retailers, distributors, as well as other establishments in the following nine states:
- New Jersey
- New York
If you have purchased any beef chuck products from these states, please check the label for the establishment number and production date. If your product is affected, do not consume it. Instead, return it to the place of purchase for a refund, or dispose of it safely.
Tips for Preventing E. Coli Infection
To protect yourself and your family from E. Coli, follow these safety tips:
Cook beef to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to kill harmful bacteria.
Always wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling raw meat.
Separate raw meats from other foods to avoid cross-contamination.
Stay Informed and Stay Safe
Stay up-to-date on the latest food recall news to ensure your family’s safety. By being vigilant and following safety precautions, you can help prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses.
Read more about the recall here on the USDA website: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls-alerts/elkhorn-valley-packing-recalls-boneless-beef-chuck-product-due-possible-e–coli-o103