USA – Florida company recalls 3 tons of ground beef for E. coli risk

Food Safety News

Operators of institutional kitchens in Florida are being urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for fresh and frozen raw ground beef products because the producer found E. coli in the meat.

Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL, reported the ground beef products could be contaminated with three different E. coli serotypes, O45, O130 and O145, according to a recall notice posted July 18.

The notice on the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS website, did not indicate what type of institutions received the recalled beef. The notice also did not say whether there have been any reported or confirmed illnesses in relation to the recalled products.

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