Recall Alert: Raw Beef & Pork Products Recalled Over Blood Contamination Risk

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently announced a recall for 712 pounds of raw beef and pork products due to possible contamination. Representatives from US Foods said, in an emailed statement, “We take food safety measures very seriously and issued the recall out of an abundance of caution.”

It’s important to note that the USDA’s recall announcement only includes meat shipped to restaurant locations and not directly to consumers.

Recalled Product Description: US Foods Beef and Pork

The current recall includes 712 pounds of US Foods fresh and frozen raw beef and pork products produced on Jul. 18, 2019. The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 21103.” For a full list of recalled products visit the FSIS’s website here.

Why the Beef and Pork Products Were Recalled

The recall was issued after the production facility became aware of a possible contamination issue. According to the USDA’s recall notice, and employee may have cut himself during the production process.

As of now there are no reported injuries or illnesses due to the recalled products.

How To Tell If Your Beef or Pork Was Reaclled

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 21103” in the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Visit the FSIS’s website here for a complete list of products.

What Consumers Can Do

If you think you have or may have consumed these products, contact US Foods at 847-720-2392. While the USDA’s FSIS recall list currently includes products sent to restaurant locations only, the recall alert does note that the agency will post retail distribution lists as they become available. Visit the USDA’s FSIS recall website here for future alerts.

—Erica Loop

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