Local company recalls 73,000 pounds of meat over E. coli concerns


WACO, Texas (KWTX) H&B Packing Company, of Waco, has issued a recall for more than 73,000 pounds of meat possibly contaminated by e-coli.

The meat was sold to various, unspecified food manufacturers in Texas.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service Sunday said the company was recalling 73,742 pounds of boneless beef product that could be tainted.

The items in question were processed on March 6 and include: 60-pound boxes containing boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17 and multiple combo bins containing 73,682-pounds of boneless beef with case code 69029 and production date 03/06/17.

The establishment number “EST. M13054” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to food manufacturers inside the state.

The food service inspection service was notified by the state Meat Safety Assurance Unit about a positive non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli sample after the problem was discovered.

There have been no reports of illness associated with the recall.

These questionable products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, the recall notice said.