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US Foods Issues Recall After Employee Was Cut Handling Meat

A meat packing plant in Birmingham, AL is recalling beef and pork products after learning an employee may have been cut during production of those products.

About The Recall

About 712 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef and pork are under recall by US Foods that out of fear of contamination, according to an announcement from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The items were produced July 18, 2019 and have the code EST. 21103 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall affects restaurants in four states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The Fix

FSIS says, in a news release, that some of the items may already be in restaurants and urges owners not to serve them. Instead, those restaurant owners should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

There are no details available on how the employee was injured or the extent of those injuries. Nor was there information regarding how long management knew of the situation before informing the public.

Questions about this recall can be directed to or to the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.

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