Another recall has hit consumers as Aurora Packing Company, Inc. has recalled approximately 4,838 pounds of beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The recall affects beef heel and chuck tender meat products.

According to the company, the affected beef was produced and packaged on Feb. 27. It shipped to institutions for use in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin and has an establishment number of EST. 788 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recall includes varying weights of Aurora Angus Beef Boneless Beef Chuck Tender, packaged in a cardboard box with a case code of 61150 on the label. It also includes varying weights of Boneless Beef – Heel Meet, packaged in a cardboard box with a case code of 29970 on the label as well as varying weights of Boneless Beef – Heel Meat, packaged in a cardboard box with a case code of 49970 on the label.

Labels of the recalled beef can be viewed here.

Consumers should check their freezers for the recalled beef. They should not consume the recalled meat products. The affected beef should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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

E. coli is a deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps for three to four days with most people recovering within a week. In some instances, kidney failure can occur, especially in young children and elderly adults.

Aurora Packing is urging consumers that are concerned about illness from the recalled beef to contact their healthcare provider.

The contaminated meat was discovered during routine testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Aurora Packing said there have been no confirmed reports of illness from the consumption of the recalled beef.