Pride of Florida recalled nearly 65,000 pounds of ground beef, beef steaks, and beef patties that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
The recall was announced after a sample tested positive for a “potentially deadly” strain of E. coli 0157:H7. No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
The raw ground beef products were produced between September 23, 2019, and October 10, 2019, and marked with Establishment No. “EST. 18506” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products include certain cases of the following products:
- Circle A® 85/15 Lean Ground Beef chubs
- Circle A® 80/20 Ground Beef chubs
- Clark’s 5® Chopped Beef Steaks
- Clark’s 5® Chopped Pepper Steaks
- Southeast Protein Purveyors® 81/19 Ground Beef Patties
- Southeast Protein Purveyors® 81/19 Ground Beef
- Southeast Protein Purveyors® 80/20 Ground Beef
People who eat food that is contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 may develop dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
While most people recover from the illness within a week, infections with this strain of E. coli can also cause a life-threatening type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Source: Pride of Florida Recalls Beef Products due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination