Dale T. Smith and Sons Meat Packaging of Utah is recalling approximately 38,200 pounds of beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection announced the Class I (health risk high) recall yesterday and warned consumers of the dangers of consuming the products.
The products affected by the recall are:
- Various weight combo bins of Boneless Beef “50/50,” “85/15,” “90/10,” “93/07″ or “95/05″ produced on Aug. 7, 2012.
- Various weight boxes of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef produced on Aug. 7, 2012.
According to the press release, each box bears a label with an identifying package date of ”08/07/2012″ and an establishment number EST. 4975. It’s important to note that the establishment date on the products available for direct consumer purchase may not bear the EST. 4975.
The items affected by the recall were distributed to retail establishments in California and Salt Lake City, Utah. When a complete distribution list becomes available, you can find it here.
Symptoms of E. coli include bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can contact the company’s plant manager, Mike Smith, at (801) 571-3611.
Official Press Release: FSIS.usda.gov