We are officially approaching Memorial Day Weekend, and aside from remembering and honoring the men and women that have fought for our country, many people also like to fire up their grills during the holiday weekend. However, some of you may want to be careful and double-check your meat before putting it on the grill.
According to USA Today, more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Aurora Packing Co. Inc., of North Aurora, Illinois, is recalling select products packaged on April 19th.
According to the recall notice, these products may be contaminated with the strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and have an establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
There are multiple beef products that have been included in the recall, including short ribs, ribeyes, and briskets.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service identified the announcement as a “Class I” recall. Those kinds of recalls are reportedly considered a high health risk. The problem with the meat was discovered during a random sampling. However, the USDA says there have been no reported cases of illness related to the recall.
Roommates, be sure to check your meat and be safe during this holiday weekend.