December 02, 2013

Following Routine Testing, Carthage Meat Processor Voluntarily Recalls Beef, Pork Products

Cloud's Meats, Inc. is voluntarily recalling beef and pork products possibly contaminated with E. coli. following positive test results for non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STECs) in samples of items produced mid-November. The samples were taken during routine testing conducted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Inspection Program November 14 and analyzed by the Department's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Springfield.

The Jasper County meat processor is voluntarily recalling approximately 1450 pounds of meat, including ground beef and pork, sausage and steaks.

The recalled products are marked with the code "318" and labeled with Clouds Meats Inc. or Cloud's Smoked Meats. Recalled items include 1052 pounds of ground beef, 158 pounds of pork sausage, 152 pounds of ground pork, and 96 pounds of Tenderized Minute Steak and Tenderized Round Steak.

Records indicate that the products above were not distributed for retail sale. However, anyone who may have the products listed above should return any unused portion to the business at 2013 S. Paradise Lane in Carthage.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

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