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RECALL: More than 62,000 pounds of beef recalled ahead of Memorial Day weekend barbecues

The meat poses a high risk of e. coli contamination.

May 23, 2019 - 12:26 pm

WASHINGTON (KMOX) — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced a Class I recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef ahead of Memorial Day weekend barbecues. 

Aurora Packing Company, Inc. based in North Aurora, Ill. is recalling 62,112 pounds of meat that poses a risk of e. coli contamination.

The raw beef products that were shipped nationwide were packaged April 19, 2019, and the products have "EST. 778" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

Food Safety and Inspection Service believes some products may be in institutional facility freezers. Institutions that have purchased these products are urged to throw them away.

See the complete list of recalled products below:

Aurora Packing Company List of Recall Products by EntercomSTL on Scribd


The recall originates from a random sampling that was tested by FSIS. The USDA reports that there are no confirmed illnesses from consumption of contaminated products thus far. 

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume product that has been cooked to a temperature of 165°F. 

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