WASHINGTON – Hanford, California-based Central Valley Meat Co. Inc. recalled approximately 34,222 lbs. of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Dublin, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS was notified of an ongoing investigation on Sept. 9, 2019. The agency worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health partners to determine that there was a link between ground beef products from Central Valley Meat Co., and this illness cluster.
The traceback investigation indicated that a case-patient consumed ground beef produced by Central Valley Meat Co. Inc. Based on epidemiological investigation, 10 case-patients have been identified in six states with illness onset dates ranging from Aug. 8, 2019 to Sept. 22, 2019.
The ground beef items were produced on July 23, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 2-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN 7% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 20-lb. cases containing “STATER BROS 93/7 Ground Beef 10# Chub 10 Lb. Chubs/ 2 Count” with lot 19204 on the case label and Use By 08-14-19.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6063A” printed on the retail labels next to the lot number and inside the USDA mark of inspection on the case labels. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.