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News Release

Silver Springs Farms, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration

Class I Recall 091-2016 EXP
Health Risk: High Oct 7, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Allie Ryan
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 


EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the Sept. 30, 2016, release to include additional product produced from and/or commingled with the source material implicated in the original recall. The original recall included 740 pounds of ground beef products. This expansion includes an additional 7,230 pounds of ground beef patties and burgers, and 208,397 pounds of sandwich steak products. This press release was updated on Oct. 13, 2016 to include more information about the sandwich steak products, production dates and distribution area.
 

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2016 – Silver Springs Farms, Inc., a Harleysville, Pa. establishment is recalling approximately 7,970 pounds of ground beef and burger products, and 208,397 pounds of sandwich steak products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The items were produced on various dates from August 19 to Sept. 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 20-lb. cases containing 4 packages of 5-lb ground beef 80/20.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Camellia Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 20040 6235 and 20040 6242.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 20040 6242 and 20030 6237.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20 Flat,” with package code 20036 6237.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger Flat,” with package code 23046 6235.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger 80/20,” with package code 23040 6237.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package code 23040 6242.
  • 6-lb. packages of “Allied Steak Company Beef Sandwich Slices,” with package codes EMS225 6250, EMS225 6259 and EMS444 6259.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Anacapri Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package codes 35000 6256, 35030 6256, 35040 6256, 35050 6256, 35060 6256, 35080 6256.
  • 3-oz. packages of “Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers Big Beefy Sandwich Slices,” with package code 45230H55 6244.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers Big Beefy Sandwich Slices,” with package code 45230H55 6257.
  • 20-lb. packages of “Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers Big Beefy Sandwich Slices,” with package code 45230H55 6243.
  • 5-lb. packages of “Big Apple Deli Products Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 50500 6250.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Big Apple Deli Products Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 50040 6250.
  • 9-lb. packages of “Blue Diamond Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes R10012 6244, R10012 6245, R10012 6250, R10012 6257, R10012 6263 and R10012 6264.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Camellia Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 50040 6250.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Cibao Provisions Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35060 6256.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Flavor Peak Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 10025 6243 and 10025 6257.
  • 5-lb. packages of “Fox’s Pizza Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 50500 6245 and 50500 6250.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Freedom Freedom Beef Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35050 6256.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Hollister Meats Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35060 6257.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Holt Beef Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35040 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Jack’s Steaks Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35060 6257.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Keck’s Signature Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 409510 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Latina Harbor Sandwich Slices,” with package code 14240 6271.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Latina Round Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 82020 6242 and 82030 6242.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Orlando Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35040 6252.
  • 6-lb. packages of “Philly’s Best Beef Sandwich Slices,” with package code 10620 6250.
  • 5-lb. packages of “Philly’s Best Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 80520 6252.
  • 5-oz. packages of “Regal Nonpareil A Reddy Raw Brand Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35050 6243.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Regal Nonpareil A Reddy Raw Brand Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package codes 35040 6256, 35050 6256, 35060 6256, 35080 6256
  • 3-oz. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 10030 6243.
  • 5-oz. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 10050 6243.
  • 9-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code R12122 6264.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 10020 6244, 10020 6250, 10020 6257, 10020 6263, 10020 6264, 10025 6244, 10025 6257, 10025 6265, 10030 6243, 10030 6250, 10030 6256, 10030 6259, 10030 6264, 10040 6244, 10040 6245, 10040 6266, 10050 6243 and 10050 6256.
  • 12-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes R08242 6251, R08242 6256, R08242 6265, R08242 6266, 10000 6242, 10000 6245, 10000 6263 and 10280 6243.
  • 40-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 10400 6242, 10400 6250, 10400 6256 and 10400 6259.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Big Beefy Sandwich Slices,” with package code 45040 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Deluxe Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 16030 6245, 16030 6258, 16040 6252, 16040 6258, 16040 6266, 16050 6245, 16050 6258, 16050 6266, 16060 6252 and 16070 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Harbor Beef Sandwich Slices,” with package codes 14200 6271, 14240 6271 and 14250 6271.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 80040 6245.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Round Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 82020 6242.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 50040 6250.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Silver Springs Farm Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package codes 35000 6243, 35000 6244, 35040 6243, 35040 6252, 35040 6256, 35040 6257, 35050 6243, 35050 6244, 35050 6252, 35050 6257, 35060 6243, 35060 6244, 35060 6252 and 35060 6257.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Smith Packing Company, Inc. Philly Style Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 35020.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Stanley Foods Inc. Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 10025 6244 and 10025 6257.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Stanley Foods Inc. Deluxe Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 16030 6258, 16040 6245, 16040 6258 and 16050 6258.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Supreme Pizza Supply Inc. Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code 80030 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Supreme Pizza Supply Inc. Sir Chip Brand Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 50030 6250, 50040 6250 and 50050 6250.
  • 20-lb. packages of “The Original Big John Steak & Onion Rib Eye Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 80000BJ 6245 and 80000BJ 6252.
  • 10-lb. packages of “The Steak ‘n Hoagie Shop Deluxe Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes 16040 6245, 16040 6252, 16040 6258 and 16040 6266.
  • 10-lb. packages of “Tubby’s Supreme Sandwich Slices,” with package code 35030 6252.
  • 9-lb. packages of “Weis Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package codes R04621 6242 and R04629 6264.
  • 12-lb. packages of “Weis Beef Sandwich Steaks,” with package code R04621 6266.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4771” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered during a routine verification sampling performed by Silver Springs Farms, Inc. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Dan Fillippo, Owner, Silver Springs Farms, Inc., at (215) 256-4321.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

 

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria. 

The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

  • Fish: 145°F
  • Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
  • Ground meat: 160°F
  • Poultry: 165°F
  • Hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jan 11, 2017