On Christmas Eve, National Steak and Poultry of Owasso, OK, recalled approximately 248,000 pounds of beef products (not organic) that may be contaminated with E. coli.
The is a Class I recall, which signifies “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) became aware of the problem while investigating a cluster of E. coli illnesses.
Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state health and agriculture departments, FSIS determined an association between non-intact steaks (blade tenderized prior to further processing) and illnesses in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington.
FSIS is continuing to work with the CDC and affected state public health partners on the investigation. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a physician.
Click here for a full list of recalled products, which include sirloin steaks, boneless beef tips, Philly steak, tri tip and skirt steak.
If you have questions about the recall, please call the company’s hotline at (866) 439-7348.