Dean & Peeler Meatworks of Poth, Texas has issued an E. coli recall for fresh Wagyu ground beef sold in 10-lb and -1-lb packages. In the August 29 recall notice, the company said it was not aware of any confirmed illnesses associated with the products. However, consumers who have purchased this beef should not eat it as E. coli can cause severe illness and death.
The recalled ground beef was shipped to restaurants in the San Antonio area.
The Dean & Peeler recall includes the following ground beef produced on August 22 and sold in vacuum-sealed plastic packages with “EST. 51283” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- “Peeler Farms WAGYU BEEF GROUND BEEF” 1-lb., 5-lb., and 10-lb. packages with lot code 17836 on the label.
- “R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU RC13610 STEAKHOUSE BLEND – GROUND BEEF 5 lb” 5-lb packages with lot code 17816 on the label.
- “R-C RANCH TEXAS CRAFT MEATS WAGYU RC13603 – GROUND BEEF PATTIES 8 oz” in 8-oz packages with lot code 17816 on the label.
Symptoms of E. coli usually develop within one to three days of exposure. They include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Anyone experiencing these symptoms who has consumed ground beef at a restaurant in the San Antonio area since August 22 should see a doctor and mention exposure to E. coli.