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Recalls You Should Know About—Week of September 16, 2018

We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.

We’ve compiled a list of recalls issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from this past week:

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products Potentially Contaminated with E coli O26

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 17 illnesses and one death with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018.

To learn more about this class I recall and the affected products, consult the USDA’s statement.

Getinge Issues Recall of Cardiosave Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (AIBP) Due to Functioning Issue at High Altitudes

Getinge is voluntarily initiating a Worldwide recall involving a field correction of approximately 5,223 Maquet/Getinge Cardiosave Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) sold by Datascope Corp., for a potential interruption and/or inability to start therapy to the patient regarding the use of certain Intra-Aortic Balloons (IABs) prior to or during the use with Cardiosave IABP for users who are at altitudes above 3200 feet/975 meters. This condition could potentially lead to patient hemodynamic instability.

It is important to note, there have been no adverse events or deaths attributed to this issue.

Maquet/Getinge is currently developing a software correction to address the altitude issue. Maquet/Getinge anticipates the installation of the updated software to begin February 2019. A Maquet/Getinge Service representative will contact affected customers to schedule the installation of the updated software.

For a list of products included in this recall, check out the company’s announcement.

Zweigle’s Inc. Recalls Pork Product Containing Sodium Nitrite Levels Over Regulatory Limit

Zweigle’s Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,082 pounds of ready-to-eat olive loaf pork products due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The olive loaf pork items were produced from June 29, 2018 through Aug. 27, 2018. The following product is subject to recall:

  • Approximate 9-lb. boxes containing two-half loaves of “Olive LOAF Oven Baked” with “Use By” dates of 8/22/18, 9/12/18, 9/19/18, 10/4/18 and 10/17/18 and case code 070534075225.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products at this time.

To read more about this recall, check out the news release.

Junior’s Smokehouse Recalls Beef Jerky Product Potentially Contaminated with Foreign Matter

Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky items were produced on Aug. 9, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 4 oz. plastic pouches of “BUC-EE’S HILL COUNTRY BRAND TERIYAKI BEEF JERKY, MADE IN TEXAS FROM SOLID STRIPS OF BEEF, READY TO EAT,” labeled with BEST BY 08-09-2019, and a lot code of 220-272.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products

To learn more about this recall, check out the USDA-FSIS statement.