Over 60,000 pounds of beef have been recalled by Aurora Packing Company, Inc. due to possible E. coli contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
The beef products, packaged on April 19, 2019, were shipped nationwide. Products include ribs, briskets, chuck steaks, ribeyes and more.
Recalled products are labeled with establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
As of May 22, no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the recalled beef had been made.
According to the USDA, “the problem was discovered during trace back activities in response to random sample testing by [Food Safety and Inspection Service].”
The specific strain of E. coli found in the possibly contaminated beef products, O157:H7, is a potentially fatal bacterium. Symptoms include dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.