G & M Co. recalls beef products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination

G & M Co., a Newark, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,586 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Beef-Trimmings-85-15The bulk beef cuts and trimmings items were produced on June 8, 9, and 10, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

3,586-lbs. – Various box sizes ranging from 30-195 lb. containing plastic wrapped bulk beef cuts and trimmings marked only with plant identifier “M5476.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “M5476” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey and New York.

The issue was identified on June 14, 2016, when FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) conducted trace-back and trace-forward activities after the firm received a confirmed positive for Escherichia coli O157:H7 from FSIS sampling and testing. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.