Standard Meat Company recalls over 53,000 pounds of meat
Raw beef products are being recalled by Texas-based Standard Meat Company, for possible salmonella contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of 53,154 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recall was initiated when a non-meat ingredient, Au Jus Seasoning, that was incorporated into the raw beef products tested positive for salmonella. This seasoning product is injected into the top sirloin steaks by Standard Meat Company.
The meat items that are being recalled are frozen, marinated top sirloin items that were produced between February 19, 2018, and March 14, 2018. These items that bear establishment number “EST. 33861” inside the USDA mark of inspection are included in the recall:
- Approximate 20-lb. boxes containing “USDA Select or Higher Beef 6 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized” with case code 45966.
- Approximate 30-lb. boxes containing “USDA Select or Higher Beef 8 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized” with case code 45968.
The raw beef products were shipped to restaurant locations across the country. They are shipped frozen and then cooked by the restaurant chefs. Recalled items that have been prepared by the restaurants and served to consumers may cause illnesses as a result of the salmonella contamination. Whether eaten at the restaurant or taken home and reheated as leftovers, the raw beef products cause a concern for the health and safety of consumers.
Salmonella contamination causes gastrointestinal issues that could become serious. Contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about food poisoning, salmonella contamination, and the Standard Meat Company recall.