Elkhorn Valley Packing of Harper, KS has issued an E. coli O103 recall for boneless beef chuck that was distributed to hotels, restaurants, retailers, wholesalers, federal establishments, and institutions. Customers who have received the recalled meta should not sell or serve it as E. coli can cause serious illness and death.
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E. coli O103 is a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strain. Shiga toxins are poisonous to humans and cause severe illness. E. coli O157: H7 is the most commonly identified STEC, but E. coli O103. is one of six other STEC strains that account for the majority of “non- O157:H7” illnesses in the U.S. – O26, O111, O103, O121, O45, and O145.
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Boneless Beef Chuck E. coli Recall
The recalled meat was packed on Feb. 16, 2023, in boxes marked “Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 BEEF CHUCK 2PC BNLS; Packed on 2/16/23.” The code “EST. M-19549” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to establishments in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The problem was discovered when the U.S. Department of Agricultures’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (USDA FSIS) was conducting routine testing of ground beef derived from this product.