The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service recently announced a recall of 24,428 pounds of raw beef products. The beef, produced by American Beef Packers, Inc. of Chino, California, was recalled after a carcass was, “Erroneously released and further processed into raw intact and non-intact beef products, which were distributed in commerce,” according to the FSIS.

If you think you may have the recalled beef, read on for important information.

Recalled Product Description: American Beef Packers Raw Beef

The affected beef was produced and packaged on Aug. 21, 2019 and bears the establishment number “EST. 34741” in the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled products were shipped to federal establishments in California and Oregon. Click here for a full list of recalled products.

Why the Beef Was Recalled

The recall was issued after American Beef Packers, Inc. notified the FSIS that a carcass pending lab inspection results was erroneously released. The carcass was then processed into other raw beef products.

According to the FSIS, there are no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions to the beef.

How To Tell If Your Beef Was Recalled

Look for the establishment number “EST. 34741” inside the USDA mark of inspection. For product names, lot numbers, dates and other label information, visit the USDA’s website here.

What Consumers Can Do

If you have the recalled beef in  your fridge or your freezer do not eat it. Throw the beef away or return it the place of purchase. Consumers with questions can contact Kari Godbey Houchens, Regulatory Manager, American Beef Packers, Inc. at 909-628-4888 ext. 123.

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