Delaney Brown – Fourth Estate Special to Fourth Estate
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a recall Saturday on 32,479 pounds of beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to contamination.
The recall was listed as a class I recall signifying a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
The problem was discovered on April 27, 2018 by an Enforcement Investigator while conducting a food safety assessment at the establishment. The heat-treated and shelf-stable beef products may contain staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin; which can cause severe food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.
The ready-to-eat dried, sliced beef items were produced on Jan. 2, 2018 and April 9, 2018.The following items are subject to recall:
2.25 oz. glass jars containing “ARMOUR GROUND & FORMED SLICED Dried Beef” with best by dates of Jan- 07-21, Jan-08-21, Jan-09-21, Jan-10-21, Jan-11-21, Apr-15-21, Apr-16-21, Apr-17-21, Apr-18-21 and Apr-19-21 4.5 oz. glass jars containing “ARMOUR GROUND & FORMED SLICED Dried Beef” with best by dates of Jan-23-21, Jan-24-21, Jan-25-21 and Apr-22-21 Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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