Clackamas meat distributor issues mass recall over E. coli fears
A Clackamas-based meat distributor has issued a recall of over 28,000 pounds of ground-beef product citing a possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Interstate Meat Distributors on Dec. 20, 2021 produced the raw beef, which was packaged into 11 different products and shipped to seven different states including Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon, per a USDA press release.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service received a report of the possible E. coli contamination following a microbiological analysis of an Interstate product sample conducted by a third-party laboratory. Federal inspectors determined the results warranted a recall after conducting its own assessment of the findings.
"The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. 965' inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed next to the time stamp and use or freeze-by date," the press release reads.
Included in the release is a full list of the recalled meat products and their labels, reportedly sold at grocery stores such as WinCo, WalMart, Kroger and Albertsons.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers," reads the press release. "Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."
A representative for Interstate Meat declined Pamplin Media Group's request for comment on Friday.
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