On Monday, August 7, Ranch Foods Direct issued a Class I recall for 1,290 pounds of Callcrate beef, citing possible contamination with E. Coli. According to the USDA, a Class I recall is issued for “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” E. Coli certainly fits that bill.
“We place food safety as our highest priority,” says RFD owner Mike Callicrate of the recall. “I wish we could be perfect, but will continue to do the absolute best job we can in providing healthy local food.”
Regarding what might have caused the possible contamination, Callicrate says “[E. Coli] bacteria is common in the environment. Somehow it made its way past our interventions. All we can do is keep working to tighten our procedures. We begin with good care and humane treatment of our livestock and end with clean, low stress on farm processing.”
If you purchased the affected products, all packaged on August 3 and 4 and marked with lot code 170731CC, return or dispose of them. Read the full text of the press release below:
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113
GOOD FOOD CONCEPTS, LLC. RECALLS BEEF PRODUCTS
DUE TO POSSIBLE E. COLI O26 CONTAMINATION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2017 – Good Food Concepts, LLC., a Colorado Springs, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,290 pounds of raw intact and non-intact beef because the products may be contaminated withE. coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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