Raw ground beef products sold in Florida recalled due to possible E. Coli contamination

The St. Pete company is recalling 6,020 lbs.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg wholesale meat company is recalling thousands of pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. Coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. 

Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats, Inc. is recalling approximately 6,020 pounds of fresh and frozen, raw ground beef products that were produced from June 18, 2018 through July 11, 2018. 

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 5-lb boxes of (20/4oz.) frozen, raw “Packers Plus Patties” with  “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (8-oz.) frozen, raw “Debren Foods Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz.) frozen, raw “Nu Vista Foods Group Inc. BEEF PATTIES” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10-lb. boxes of (40/4-oz, 30/5-oz, 28/6-oz) of frozen, raw “Ottomanelli Beef Patties” with  “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”
  • 10 lb. bulk bag of fresh raw “Beef Patty Mix Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc.” with “Approved JUN 18 2018” through “Approved JUL 11 2018”

The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 11167” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were distributed for institutional use in Florida.

The problem was discovered when FSIS was notified that the product was tested by the establishment and found positive for E. coli under their sampling program, according to the USDA. 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is urging all institutions to throw away the affected meat or return it to the place of purchase. 

 

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