Feds: Beef Recall Caused by Testing Mistake

According to a report from Nation’s Restaurant News, “federal officials say that ground beef used by Southern California Fatburger restaurants in May was included in a recent recall for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination because the manufacturer did not follow required testing and handling guidelines.”

“Comments by those officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service in Washington also apply to 2,016 pounds of ground beef under the “Cattleman’s Choice” label by Sterling Pacific Meat Co. that was shipped to California and Arizona restaurants. Both the Cattleman’s Choice beef and 1,500 pounds under the “Fatburger” label, while produced in May, were subject to a recall earlier this month after a government inspection of records held by Sterling Pacific Meat Co. of City of Commerce, Calif. No illnesses have been linked to the meat in question,” the story said.