TORONTO — Any ground beef or beef-sirloin trimmings purchased between mid-July and the end of September should be avoided for now, according to Consumer Reports.
This follows an alert issued by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which said that more than 6.5-million pounds of beef were being recalled by JBS USA due to possible salmonella contamination. The company — one of the United States’ largest meat producers — traced the recalled meat to its facility in Tolleson, Ariz., and was produced between July 21 and September 7.
The last sell-by date for the affected products was September 27, so it is unlikely the meat will still be on store shelves. But for customers who may still have ground beef in their freezers, the FSIS suggests they throw away or return any of the affected products.
A list of products affected by the recall can be found here.