USA – Standard Meat Company, LP producer, processor and seller of meat products is recalling up to 53,154 pounds of raw beef products that may possibly be contaminated with Salmonella, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The raw meat products shipped to restaurant locations nationwide were said to contain a non-meat seasoning Au Jus Seasoning that was found positive for the presence of Salmonella.
These included frozen, marinated top sirloin items produced between Feb. 19, 2018, and March 14, 2018.
Products subject to recall included 20 pound boxes of ‘USDA Select or Higher Beef 6 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized’ and 30-pound boxes of ‘USDA Select or Higher Beef 8 oz Top Sirloin Steak Mechanically Tenderized’.
Standard Meat Company was notified by the supplier who shipped the seasoning, of a voluntary seasoning recall based on Salmonella contamination.
The company uses the seasoning for marinade formulation, injected into the top sirloin steaks.
However, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the company.
Some of the favorite proteins to cook and eat post a higher risk to Salmonella contamination including poultry, beef, pork, raw eggs, seafood, fruits and vegetables.
However, the Food and Drug Administration also indicates that some salmonella outbreaks have been traced to contaminants in spices.