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American Beef Packer recall, failed to meet standards

The USDA has declared over 20,000 lbs of raw beef "unfit for human consumption."

The recall was issued August 31st after the American Beef Packer of Chino, California failed to meet standards.

Their products recalled include boneless beef, boneless beef chucks, ribeyes, sirloins, and tenderloins.

There have not been any illnesses reported from consuming the beef.

Consumers have been recommended to dispose of the beef.

The raw beef items were produced and packaged on Aug. 21, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • Bulk pack combo bins containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 85 BONELESS BEEF CHUCKS" with LOT NO.110 and BIN No. 85 and BIN No. 86.
  • Bulk pack combo bins containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF" with LOT NO. 110 and BIN No. 81, BIN No. 82 and BIN No. 83.
  • Bulk pack combo bins containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 85 BONELESS BEEF" with LOT NO. 25-110 and BIN No. 84 and LOT NO 110 and BIN No. 88.
  • Cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 8/10 #1" with codes BT190821-1178, BT190821-1185, BT190821-1188, BT190821-1190, and BT190821-1194.
  • 66.2-lb. case containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 10 UP #1" with code BT190821-1186.
  • Bulk pack combo bin containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF SIRLOINS" with LOT NO. 24-110 and BIN No. 80.
  • Cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS TERDERLOIN 4 UP" with codes BT190821-1160, BT190821-1161, BT190821-1162, BT190821-1163, BT190821-1167, BT190821-1168, BT190821-1169, and BT190821-1170.
  • Cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 10 UP" with codes BT190821-1187 and BT190821-1192.
  • Cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS TENDERLOIN 3/4" with codes BT190821-1155, BT190821-1157, BT190821-1171, BT190821-1200, BT190821-1201, BT190821-1202, BT190821-1203, BT190821-1204, and BT190821-1205.
  • 50-lb. cases containing "AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS DESC: BEEF FOR FURTHER PROCESSING 75/25" with lot code 08347412719.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 34741" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to federal establishments in California and Oregon. 

The firm notified FSIS on Aug. 30, 2019 that a carcass that was pending laboratory results had been erroneously released and further processed into raw intact and non-intact beef products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and consumers' refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kari Godbey Houchens, Regulatory Manager, American Beef Packers, Inc. at (909) 628-4888 ext. 123.

For more info, visit https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-089-2019-release


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