Standard Meat Co. Recalls More Than 50,000 Pounds of Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella
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Standard Meat Co. Recalls More Than 50,000 Pounds of Beef Products Due to Possible Salmonella

The affected beef products were shipped to restaurant locations nationwide

March 16, 2018

Standard Meat Company is recalling up to 53,154 pounds of raw beef products shipped to restaurant locations nationwide that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected beef products contain Au Jus Seasoning that tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.

Recalled Product Details

The following products are being recalled [View Labels]:

  • Approximate 20-lb. boxes containing USDA Select or Higher Beef 6 oz. Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized with a case code of 45966.
  • Approximate 30-lb. boxes containing USDA Select or Higher Beef 8 oz. Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized with a case code of 45968.

These products were produced on various dates between February 19, 2018 and March 14, 2018. The impacted products all bear an establishment number of EST. 33861 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Contaminated Seasoning

The problem was discovered when Standard Meat Company was notified by their supplier of a voluntary seasoning recall based on Salmonella contamination. Standard Meat Company uses this seasoning product to formulate marinade that is injected into the top sirloin steaks.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Risks of Salmonella

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.

What should consumers do?

The recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Joe Brhlik with Standard Meat Company (866) 859-6313.