If you’re planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns.
Here are some things to keep in mind when checking your labels:
- The meat was packaged by Aurora Packing Company, Inc., in North Aurora, Ill. on April 19, but was shipped nationwide for distribution.
- According to the USDA’s announcement, the products being recalled have the establishment number “EST. 788: inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall includes more than 40 products, most of which are cuts of steak like ribs, brisket cuts and rib-eyes.
- Here’s the full list.
The possible E. coli contamination was discovered after a random sampling, and the USDA says there have been no reported cases of illness related to this recall.