Over 6,000 pounds of ground beef products recalled for e. coli

A St. Petersburg, Florida, meat producer is recalling 6,020 pounds of fresh and frozen ground beef products, as the raw ground beef may be contaminated with e. coli. Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats, Inc., also known as Win Opportunity Knocks, produced the ground beef products from June 18, 2018, through July 11, 2018.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is investigating the e. coli contamination, which was discovered when FSIS was notified that the product was tested by the company as part of their sample program and found to be positive for e. coli.

The following products have been recalled:

  • 5-lb boxes of (20/4oz.) frozen, raw “Packers Plus Patties” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (8-oz.) frozen, raw “Debren Foods Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz.) frozen, raw “Nu Vista Foods Group Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz, 30/5-oz, 28/6-oz) of frozen, raw “Ottomanelli Beef Patties” with  “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10 lb. bulk bag of fresh raw “Beef Patty Mix Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc.” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 11167” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were distributed for institutional use in Florida. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutions’ refrigerators or freezers. Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to serve or sell them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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