Raw beef, pork recalled over possible human blood contamination
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - More than 700 pounds of raw beef and pork products is being recalled by US Foods after officials discovered that the meat may have been contaminated with human blood.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement on Monday.
According to a news release, about 712 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef and pork products could be affected. The items were reportedly produced on July 18 and bear establishment number "EST. 21103" inside the USDA inspection mark.
The meat affected by the recall was shipped to restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in restaurant refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the news release stated.
Officials said that the facility recently learned that an employee may have cut himself during production, prompting the recall.
"There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products," the press release stated. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider."
You can see a list of products subject to the recall HERE.