Just days ahead of one of the biggest grilling weekends of the year, a massive meat recall has been issued.

The recall of near 62,000 pounds of raw beef was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service due to E. coli concerns.

According to officials, here are some things to keep in mind when checking your labels:
  • The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc in North Aurora, Illinois on April 19, but was shipped nationwide for distribution.
  • The products being recalled have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall includes more than 40 products, most of which are cuts of steak, like ribeyes, as well as ribs and brisket cuts.
Also, The USDA warned people that like to freeze cuts of meat for future use, so if you've socked away some beef in your backup freezer recently, you may want to check that as well.
The possible E. coli contamination was discovered after a random sampling, and the USDA says there have been no reported cases of illness related to this recall.

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