After issuing a recall for more than 4,500 pounds of beef heel and chuck tender products in March for E. coli contamination, Aurora Packing Company has recalled approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products for another possible E. coli contamination.

The recalled beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019, and have an establishment number of EST. 788 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The affected beef was shipped nationwide.

A full list of recalled beef products from Aurora Packing can be viewed here. Labels of the recalled beef can be viewed here.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging consumers to check their freezers for the recalled beef products. They should not be consumed or used. The recalled beef should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The FSIS advises consumers to cook raw meat to a temperature of 165° F, which is hot enough to kill bacteria found in raw and frozen meat products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact David Stewart, director of sales and marketing for Aurora Packing at 630-897-0551.

Aurora Packing discovered the issue during traceback activities related to random testing. The company said it has not received any reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the beef. Consumers concerned about illness from the recalled beef should contact their healthcare provider.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause symptoms such as dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps that last for two to eight days. Most people recover within a week with some instances resulting in hemolytic uremic syndrome – a type of kidney failure. This is most common in children under five years old and older adults, and includes symptoms such as bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Individuals displaying these symptoms should seek emergency medical treatment.

Beef Recall for E
Beef getting cut at Laurenzo's Italian Center on January 13, 2014 in North Miami Beach, Florida. Getty Images/Joe Raedle