The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a warning to consumers over a recall that was issued in Canada and may affect the U.S. consumption of beef.

Ryding Regency Meat Packers, Ltd. has recalled a series of raw beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli. While the affected beef was produced in Ontario, Canada, the meat was imported to the U.S. and distributed to retailers and institutions in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The beef recall includes the following products:

  • 10-pound cardboard box packages, containing bulk plastic-wrapped raw frozen ground beef gyros labeled as Devanco Foods Chicago’s Favorite Gyros Slices (Strips) with a case code of 159 19.
  • 10-pound cardboard box packages, containing bulk plastic-wrapped raw frozen ground beef gyros labeled as Kronos Halal Gyros Strips Halal Certified Beef Gyros Uncooked, IQF Strips with a case code of 19 159.
  • Retail-sized cardboard box packages, containing eight patties and labeled as Ziyad Premium Quality Beef Hamburger Patties with a case code of 911541.021541.
  • Retail-sized cardboard box packages, containing eight kabobs and labeled as Ziyad Premium Quality Uncooked Kufta Kabob with a case code of 911154.021154.
  • Eight-pound cardboard box packages, containing bulk plastic-wrapped raw frozen ground beef patties labeled as Shop Right 100% Pure Quarter Pound Ground Beef Hamburgers with a sell by date of 060720.
  • Three-pound cardboard box packages, containing plastic-wrapped raw frozen ground beef patties labeled Shop Right 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers with a sell by date of 060720.
  • Two-pound cardboard box packages, containing plastic-wrapped raw frozen ground beef patties labeled Landis Brand 100% All Beef Patties 8 Quarter Pound Patties with a sell by date of 060720.

The recall affects beef products produced on May 27 and May 30. Labels of the recalled beef can be viewed here.

The FSIS is urging consumers and institutions to check their freezers for the recalled beef. The contaminated meat should not be consumed. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

E. coli is a deadly bacterium that can cause symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in some cases, kidney failure. Children, seniors, and individuals with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to illness.

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