SALT LAKE CITY – Swift Beef Co. Saturday issued a recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of raw beef recently processed at its northern Utah facility.
In a prepared statement, officials from the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that 99,260 pounds of raw beef produced at the Swift Beef Plant, 410 N 200 West in Hyrum, may have been contaminated with E. coli.
According to the statement, the pollution was detected by FSIS inspectors on November 15 and a recall was issued the following day.
All recalled articles "carry establishment number" EST. 628 "in the USDA brand," says the statement, and includes the following products:
- 2,000 lb ̵[ads1]1; bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing Product Code 42982.  8-10 lb. – Plastic wrapped chubber of "Blue ribbon BEEF" Green steak 81/19 (81 per cent lean) Coarse Grind Preparation Product code 42410.
- 8-10 pounds – Plastic packed Chubber of " Blue ribbon "Steak" Steak 93/07 (93 percent lean) Coarse Grindlager product code 42413.
- 8-10 lb.- Plastic packed "Blue ribbon BEEF" cubes Green 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grindlager Product code 42415.
- 8-10 lb. – Plastic wrapped chubber of "Blue ribbon BEEF" Straw steak 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grain Working Product Code 42510.
The FSIS statement states that the affected products were sent to retailers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Anyone who believes they may have been ill d of contaminated meat is asked to contact their healthcare professional. More information about the recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov.