WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Poth, Texas-based Dean & Peeler Meatworks LLC recalled approximately 1,835 lbs of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The issue was reported to FSIS after the ground beef product was submitted to a third-party laboratory for microbiological analysis and the sample tested presumptive positive for E. coli O157:H7.
The fresh ground beef products were produced on Aug. 22, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:
1-lb, 5-lb, and 10-lb vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing “Peeler Farms WAGYU BEEF GROUND BEEF” with lot code 17836 represented on the label.
5-lb vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing “R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU RC13610 STEAKHOUSE BLEND - GROUND BEEF 5 lb” with lot code 17816 represented on the label.
8-oz vacuum-sealed plastic bags containing “R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU RC13603 - GROUND BEEF PATTIES 8 oz” with lot code 17816 represented on the label.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 51283” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to greater San Antonio, Texas, restaurant locations.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in restaurant refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants are urged to refrain from serving these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium.