Stampede Meat, a Bridgeview, Illinois-based commercial meat supplier, recalled the 484,000 pounds of beef after a sample of au jus seasoning from one of its suppliers tested positive for salmonella, according to an FSIS recall notice issued Friday.

While the company wasn’t named specifically, officials say it’s very likely the same au jus supplier that caused Standard Meat Company to recall more than 53,000 pounds of sirloin steak on Thursday.

The au jus seasoning is used in a marinade in steaks produced by both Stampede Meat and Standard Meat Company, and in both cases recalled products were manufactured from February 19 to March 14, 2018.

When 2 or more people get sick from the same tainted food or drink, the incident is referred to as a foodborne disease outbreak, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Similarly, when 2 or more people fall ill after direct contact with live animals or animal environment, it is called a zoonotic outbreak. This year has already had more than its share of salmonella outbreaks, as evidence of the bacterium in food supplies has led to major recalls of chicken salad, sprouts, and even the so-called “dietary supplement” kratom.

The Stampede Meat recall affects cases with 64 6-ounce or 8-ounce “USDA Select or Higher Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steaks,” with lot #s 05018 to 07318, and best by dates of Feb. 19- Mar. 14, 2019.

This is a Class 1 Recall, which is “…a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA),

Source: Miami Herald

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