National Beef Packing Company, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of beef tongue root filet products that may be contaminated with E. coliO157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 30-lb. boxes of “National Beef” Beef Tongue Root Filet, Product Code “12753.” These products bear the establishment number “EST. 262” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include a pack date of “081913A.”

The products were produced on August 19, 2013, and were shipped to a distributor in Amarillo, Texas, for further processing.

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. An investigation determined National Beef Packing Company was the sole supplier of the source materials used to produce the positive product.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

National Beef Packing Company, a Liberal, Kan., firm, is recalling approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
  • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404

All these products bear the establishment number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on July 18, 2013 and were shipped in 40 to 60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors nationwide.

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. An investigation determined National Beef Packing Co. was the sole supplier of the source materials used to produce the positive product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.  Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

A Washington creamery is recalling raw goat milk marketed for humans and pets because of possible E. coli contamination.

St. John Creamery of Lake Stevens, Wash., is recalling both refrigerated and frozen raw goat milk sold in various-sized containers with brown caps. The product was sold in western Washington with sell-by dates of July 29 and later.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by Washington state agriculture officials. The milk can be returned to the store for a refund.

The company says it does not know of any human or pet illnesses associated with their products. E. coli can cause serious illness.

An investigation into the cause of the contamination is ongoing.

National Beef Packing Co., a Liberal, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”

• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”

• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

All these products have a “USE BY/SELL BY DATE” of June 14, 2013. The products were produced on May 25, 2013, and shipped to various institutions and retail establishments. FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may be frozen and in shoppers’ freezers.

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring which confirmed a positive result for E.coli O157:H7. An investigation determined the firm was the sole supplier of the source materials used to produce the positive product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Raw milk products from Pure Éire dairy in Othello are being recalled due to the possibility of E. coli contamination.

Dairy owner Richard Smith said the company is voluntarily recalling its organic raw milk products dated June 8 and later. The recalled milk is sold in half-gallon glass and plastic containers and one-gallon plastic containers.

Settler’s Country Market is the only retailer in Grant and Adams counties that sells the recalled milk products, said Smith. They have a location in both Ephrata and Moses Lake, he said.

Smith said Washington State Department of Agriculture officials discovered the product may have been contaminated with E. coli during a recent routine monthly sampling.

“They said it was a possible contamination, it wasn’t confirmed,” he said. “But we’ve always stated that we’re going to act with an abundance of caution and we’re going to have to pull the products off the shelf.”

Smith said there have been no reports of human illness associated with the recalled raw milk.

San Jose Valley Veal, a Santa Clara, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,260 pounds of veal trimmings that may be contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 60-pound, cardboard box cases of “SAN JOSE VALLEY VEAL AND BEEF INC.” boneless veal trimmings.

Boxes may contain the case codes: “L-1 11112,” “L-1 11212,” “L-1 11512,” “L-1 11612,” “L-1 11712,” “L-1 11812” or “L-1 11912” and also bear the establishment number “EST. 2828” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products subject to recall were produced between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9, 2012 then were transported to a federal facility for further distribution. FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may be frozen and in customers’ freezers.

The problem was discovered when a customer tested a shipment of veal and reported non-negative results. The customer held the shipment pending laboratory results, but other product from the producer’s same lot had shipped into commerce.

Higa Meat & Pork Market, a Honolulu, HI establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10-lb. bags of “HIGA MARKET-GROUND BEEF BULK” – 1 to 6 bags per carton/case.

Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 12457M” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the identifying case code number: “291.” The products were produced on Oct. 17, 2012 and were distributed to restaurants in the Oahu, HI area.

The problem was discovered by FSIS and occurred as a result of the products testing positive for E. coli O157:H7 and being shipped prior to the company receiving test results.

Main Street Quality Meats, a Salt Lake City, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 2,310 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10-lb cases of “GROUND BEEF BULK.”

• 12-lb cases of “GROUND BEEF PATTIES.”

Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 19916″ inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as any of the following identifying lot numbers: “1018121,” “1019121,” “1018122,” or “1019122.” The products were produced on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19, 2012, and were distributed to restaurants in Utah.

The problem was discovered by FSIS and occurred as a result of the products testing positive for E. coli O157:H7 and being shipped prior to the company receiving test results.

No E. coli O157:H7 illnesses have been reported in the U.S. – yet.  Meat from XL has been recalled from these U.S. retailers:

Albertson’s, Baker’s, City Market, Dillon’s, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Haggen Northwest Fresh, Hilander, Jay C, King Soopers, Kroger, Owen’s, Pay Less, QFC, Ralph’s, Safeway, Sam’s Club, Scott’s, Smith’s Stores, TOP Food and Drug and Walmart.

Canada’s Public Health Agency announced yesterday that five more cases of E. coli illnesses have been linked to a massive beef recall involving Alberta’s XL Foods plant. Three cases of E. coli illness were confirmed in Alberta and two others in Quebec. So far, seven of the 10 confirmed E. coli cases were in Alberta, with two cases in Quebec and one case in Newfoundland.  Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is also investigating 13 cases of E. coli O157:H7.  British Columbia authorities are investigating 1 illness.

Health officials said the illnesses stemmed from the same strain of E. coli that has been detected on contaminated beef products processed at the Brooks, XL Foods plant. Officials with the Public Health Agency said the strain of E. coli found at XL Foods, has not been observed in Canada or the United States prior to the tainted beef recall.

Dozens more meat cuts and stores have been added to the recall list, which now contains over 1,500 products and affects retailers across Canada, as well as the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing additional information related to the Sept. 20 Public Health Alert for raw boneless beef trim products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. FSIS is including two additional production dates in its alert.

FSIS testing of raw boneless beef trim product from Canadian Establishment 38, XL Foods, Inc., confirmed positive for E. coli O157:H7 on September 3, 2012. FSIS alerted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of the positive results. After follow-up testing by FSIS and CFIA, the CFIA announced a recall by XL Foods, Inc. of a variety of ground beef products on Sept. 16, which was the subject of yesterday’s public health alert. Subsequently, the CFIA has expanded the scope of the recall to now include the production dates of Aug. 27 and Aug. 29, 2012.

The company has notified its customers, including U.S. establishments that beef trim associated with the recall was shipped to them. FSIS is working expeditiously to perform effectiveness checks to confirm that all trim received at FSIS-inspected establishments from Canadian Establishment 38, either received a full lethality treatment or that no raw trim was further distributed and manufactured into other not-ready-to-eat product. In addition, for products that may have been further distributed and manufactured into other not-ready-to-eat product, FSIS is working to confirm that actions are being taken to remove the product from commerce. FSIS is taking all necessary steps to ensure that all raw ground products produced from the recalled trim are removed from commerce.

While the investigation continues, FSIS is issuing a Public Health Alert to inform food service operations and consumers. The products subject to the Canadian recall were distributed to U.S. establishments in the following states: California, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. At the U.S. establishments, these products may have been further processed into various products, such as ground beef or ground beef patties. FSIS will continue to provide information as it becomes available, including information about any related recall.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products (Establishment 29) are warning the public not to consume the ground beef and ground veal products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following Glatt’s brand products are affected by this alert:

Lean ground veal
Lean ground beef
Medium ground beef
Medium ground beef Club Pack

These Glatt’s products were sold at various weights at the following locations in Quebec:

Retailer location

Pack date

Lot Code

UPC

IGA #8111 at
5800 Cavendish Boulevard, Côte Saint-Luc

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 291851 or 221814

Kosher Quality Bakery at
5855 Victoria Ave., Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 200201, 200843 or 200200

IGA #108 at
7151 Chemin de la Côte Saint-Luc, Côte Saint-Luc

27 août 12

22812

Starting with 200032, 200022 or 200071

Alimentation Marcel Picard at
13057 Gouin Boulevard, Pierrefonds, Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Unknown

IGA #8522
at 4885 Avenue Van Horne, Montreal

27 août 12

22812

Unknown

Consumers are advised to contact the retailers if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef products stored in your home freezer.

Screen Shot 2012-09-02 at 7.48.26 AM.pngThere have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria my cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Some people may have seizures or strokes and some may need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis. Others may live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The manufacturer, Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products, Ville Mont-Royal, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.