WASHINGTON – Interstate Meat Distribution Inc., based in Clackamas, Ore., has recalled about 28,356 lbs of raw ground beef products suspected of being contaminated by E. coli O157:H7, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recalled items were produced Dec. 20, 2021, and shipped as chub-packed products to retail customers in Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada and Washington. They are labeled with establishment number “EST. 965” inside the USDA inspection mark or near the freeze-by date and time stamp. The labels for the items are available here.
Officials with FSIS were made aware of the issue after a ground beef package was purchased and submitted to a third-party lab for microbiological testing. After a sample tested positive and FSIS determined the lab to be accredited, it concluded the actions were warranted and proceeded accordingly.