Swift Beef & Blue Ribbon Ground Beef Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Swift and Blue Ribbon branded Ground Beef Recall [US]Swift Beef Co., a Hyrum, Utah establishment, recalls an estimated 99,260 pounds of Raw Non-Intact Swift and Blue Ribbon branded Ground Beef products due to suspected risk of Escherichia coli (“E.coli”) O157:H7 contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/DHv630mK0Ut

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-114-2018-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Ground Beef products are subject to this recall:

  • 2,000 pound bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982
  • 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of Blue Ribbon Beef Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410
  • 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of Blue Ribbon Beef Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413
  • 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of Blue Ribbon Beef Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415
  • 8-10 pound plastic wrapped chubs of Blue Ribbon Beef Ground Beef 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and wholesale presentation. Additional images of the recalled Ground Beef products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 628” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distributors for further processing and food service distributors for institutional use in locations in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington state.

The problem was discovered on November 15, 2018, when US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) visited Swift Beef Company in response to a FSIS Beef Ground sample that was collected at a further processing establishment and was confirmed positive for E. coli O157:H7. FSIS confirmed that Swift Beef Company was the sole source supplier for the ground beef products.

==> For information about E. Coli Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Ground Beef products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact JBS USA Consumer Hotline toll-free at 1-800-727-2333 during normal business hours Mountain Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected E. Coli monocytogenes contamination, please search for “E. Coli” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Swift Beef Co., please search for “Swift Beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-114-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 10866-2018
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