The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced Wednesday, that over 50,000 pounds of beef distributed nationwide is being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination.
National Beef Packing, a Kansas based meatpacker, shipped out 50,100 pounds of beef that may be infected with E. coli O157:H7. The meat was produced on July 18, and was shipped off to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide in 40 to 60 pound packages. The meat carries the USDA mark of inspection, and has an establishment number of EST. 208A. Currently there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the recalled meat, reports Reuters.
This makes the second time this year that National Beef Packing has had to issue a meat recall due to E. coli. The company recalled 22,000 pounds of beef in June over E. coli issues.