JBS USA Food Company in Greeley, CO has issued a recall for imported boneless beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. It is not clear why the raw, frozen, boneless beef products imported from Australia on or around Nov. 10, 2020, are being recalled now. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) said it discovered the problem during routine testing. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses associated with these proucts.
The recalled products were packed in 60-lb. cardboard boxes marked “95CL BONELESS BEEF PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA” with “PACKED ON: 02-SEP-20” and Australian “EST. 4” on the packaging label. They were shipped to distributors and processors in New York and Pennsylvania.
The names of retailers that sold these products or other information that would be useful for consumers to identify these products was not provided in the recall.
Symptoms of an E. coli O157:H7 infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Usually, these symptoms appear with 72 days of exposure. Anyone who has these symptoms should see a doctor.