Davis Creek Meats and Seafood of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is recalling approximately 129,000 pounds of beef products due to possible E. coli contamination.
The potentially contaminated meat was shipped to Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Generally, steaks are not considered a high-risk source of E. coli O157: H7. However, the steak products subject to recall were mechanically tenderized and that process may have transferred the bacteria from the surface to the inside of the product.
Meanwhile, Ukrop’s, a Virginia supermarket chain, recalled beef that may be part of a larger meat recall initiated by a Minnesota company. PM Beef Holdings recalled ground beef and trim after its products were linked to an E. coli outbreak in Minnesota. Byerly’s and Lunds stores already have recalled any potentially contaminated meat, but at least seven people became ill with E. coli before the recall was initiated.