With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner you’re prepping for that all-important Memorial Day BBQ by buying every pound hamburger and every hot dog in a five-mile radius. Before you start shopping, read on for important information on two recent recalls that may affect your holiday celebration.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced two separate recalls—one for 62,112 pounds of raw beef products from Aurora Packing Company, Inc. and another for 2,030 pounds of beef frank links produced by Vienna Beef Ltd. Neither company immediately returned Red Tricycle’s request for comment.

Aurora Packing Company Recall

The recent beef recall includes raw products packaged on Apr. 19, 2019 and shipped nationwide. Random sampling by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service found the presence of E. coli O157:H7. As of now, there are no reports of illnesses.

The recalled raw beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. For a full list of recalled products visit the USDA’s website here.

If you have the recalled products do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Vienna Beef Franks Recall

The second recall includes beef frank links manufactured by Vienna Beef Ltd. and shipped to locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin following the discovery of extraneous materials (metal) in the products. The franks were produced on May 2, 2019 and bear the establishment number “EST. 1” inside the USDA mark of inspection. For a full list of products visit the USDA’s website here.

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As of now there have been no reported illnesses or injuries. If you have the affected products do not eat them. Throw them out or return them to the place of purchase. Contact Vienna Beef Ltd. at 773-435-2204 with questions.

—Erica Loop

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