Grant Park Packing Recalls Raw Ground Beef Due to E. coli O103
the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Grant Park Packing, from Franklin Park, Ill. Recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The bulk raw ground beef was produced on October 30-31, 2018 and November 1, 2018. 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT” marked “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY”. These items were shipped to Minnesota for further distribution and Kentucky for institutional use. FSIS and its public health partners have been investigating an outbreak of E. coli O103. Unopened, intact, packages of ground beef collected as part of the ongoing investigation tested positive for E. coli O103 at an FSIS laboratory. The sample was collected at a point of service where multiple case-patients ate. At this time, there is no definitive link between this positive product and the ongoing E. coli O103 outbreak. Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 STEC, such as O103 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157:H7. @ https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-048-2019-release
Grant Park Packing Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination
Grant Park Packing, a Franklin Park, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.