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City of Commerce company recalls 3,515 pounds of ground beef

August 13, 2009 |  5:57 pm

A City of Commerce-based meat processing company is recalling 3,515 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today.

The federal agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered the problem during a review of Sterling Meat Co.’s records. The recalled beef patties, which were produced May 18, were distributed to food service companies that then sent the meat to restaurants in California and Arizona.

The products are not believed to have been available for retail sale and have not been linked to any reports of illness. Each package features the establishment number EST. 550 within the USDA Mark of Inspection.

The affected products are:

Fatburger Brand:

  • 20-pound packages of 8 oz. Puck (80/20) Ground Beef Patties
  • 10-pound 2.5 oz. Baby Ground Beef Patties 

Stock Yards Brand:

  • 12-pound packages of 6 oz. Round 80 % Lean Pure Ground Beef Patty. Each package bears the identifying case code 13627.
  • 12-pound packages of (3/1) Round 80% Lean Pure Ground Beef Patty. Each package bears the identifying case code 13582.
  • 12-pound packages of (3/1) Round 80% Lean Ground Beef Patties. Each package bears the identifying case code 10457 and the pack date 5/18/2009.
  • 12-pound packages of Ground Beef Patty (8/1) Slider 80% Lean. Each package bears the identifying case code 13657 and the pack date 5/18/2009.
  • 12-pound packages of (4/1) Round 85% Lean Pure Ground Beef Patty. Each package bears the identifying case code 13575 and the pack date 5/18/2009.
  • 12-pound packages of Pure Ground Beef Patty 7 oz. Wide Patty 80% Lean. Each package bears the identifying case code 13520 and the pack date 5/18/2009.
  • 12-pound packages of Pure Ground Beef Patty (7/1) Round Patty 80% Lean. Each package bears the identifying case code 13577 and the pack date 5/18/2009.
  • 11.80-pound packages of Pure Ground Beef Patties 7 oz. Round 80% Lean. Each package bears the identifying case code 13520 or 13561 and the pack date 5/18/2009.

-- Tiffany Hsu

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