Aurora company recalls 5,000 pounds of beef products over E. coli concerns

An Illinois packing company is recalling about 5,000 pounds of meat shipped within the Midwest over concerns that it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Aurora Packing Company, Inc. of North Aurora, issued the recall on Tuesday, saying it affects beef heel and chuck tender produced and packed on Feb. 27, 2019.

The recall affects approximately 4,838 pounds of the bulk beef products, according to a press release from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and were shippped for institutional use in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

The company says the problem was discovered during "traceback activities following routine FSIS testing."

"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional facility freezers," the news release said. "Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to use them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."

The following products are subject to recall:

The products involved in the recall bear an establishment number of "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection.