FSIS confirms beef recall

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, October 29, 2009

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service confirmed yesterday’s recall of at least 1,039 pounds of beef from the South Shore Meats, Inc., a Brockton, Mass., establishment.

The products subject to recall include fresh ground beef patties derived from bench trim as well as mechanically tenderized beef cuts that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

This recall was initiated after the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed a positive sample for E. coli O157:H7 which it collected during an epidemiological investigation. FSIS is continuing to work with the Massachusetts DPH, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the investigation. CDC had determined that the product sampled is associated with the illnesses being investigated. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a physician.