The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a beef recall for certain products manufactured by JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc. The “MORREALE MEAT” beef products could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, which is a strain of bacteria commonly associated with food poisoning.
The USDA has categorized the action as a Class 1 Recall, since there is a reasonable probability that consuming the ground beef products will result in serious injury or death. E. coli can pose a particular risk for the young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
The “MORREALE MEAT” beef recall applies to 30 pound boxes, 60 pound boxes, combo boxes and 47 gallon barrels. The beef products could be labeled as:
- Boneless Chucks
- Boneless Clods
- Flat Rounds
- Gooseneck Rounds
- Heel Meat
- Trimmings 50, Trimmings 60, Trimmings 65, Trimmings 70, Trimmings 75, Trimmings 80, Trimmings 85 or Trimmings 90
All of the beef contains an establishment neumber of “EST. 6872” inside of the USDA mark of inspection. According to the USDA, the recalled beef was distributed to 11 different states, including: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.