North Springfield, Vermont-based Vermont Packinghouse is recalling approximately 10,828 pounds of raw, intact bone-in beef quarters from cattle identified as being over 30 months of age because the products may contain specified risk materials (SRM), specifically vertebral column.
The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The carcasses were slaughtered from February 8, 2018 to June 8, 2018. The quartered carcasses were shipped from Vermont Packinghouse to one retail location for further processing, and were wrapped in butcher paper for consumers. The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified by the state of Vermont of a complaint received by the state.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products.