Beef producer Pride of Florida is recalling approximately 64,797 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement. The recall covers 12 to 60-pound cases containing 5.3-ounce to 10-pound packages that were produced on various dates from September 23 to October 10.
Brand names included Circle A Brand ground beef, Clarks 5 steaks and Southeast Protein Purveyor beef patties. They were shipped to commercial distributors and a cold storage warehouse in Florida.
The problem was discovered when the firm was notified by their third-party laboratory that a sample tested positive for E. coli, but the products associated with the sample had already been shipped. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.