Commercial Meat Co. is recalling more than 377,000 pounds of ground beef
Affects California, Nevada
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles-based meat company is recalling more than 377,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today.
The affected ground beef was produced by Commercial Meat Co. between Sept. 7 and Thursday, and was shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. No illnesses have been reported.
The possible contamination was discovered during routine testing.
The recalled products include various-sized packages of ground beef, ground beef patties, ground beef taco and chili. All of the packages have the establishment number “EST. 4873” inside the USDA inspection mark.
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