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JBS Tolleson Statement on Expansion of October 4, 2018, Beef Recall

December 3, 2018


JBS Tolleson has made the cautious decision to voluntarily expand the Oct. 4, 2018, recall of products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella Newport. The expansion includes an additional 5.3 million pounds. All of the affected product has already been removed from retail stores, but we are taking this careful step because some consumers may have frozen this product for future use. Consumers who may still have any of the products listed here should throw them away.


As a food company, our first priority is the safe production of food. While no products in this expansion have been definitively linked to any illness, we have determined in consultation with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that this action is in the best interests of public health. According to USDA, Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses, which most people recover from without treatment.


Upon notification of the first illness directly linked to product from our facility, we initiated the original recall and immediately conducted an internal investigation led by Al Almanza, JBS global head of food safety and quality assurance, former Administrator of FSIS and former Under Secretary of Food Safety at USDA. Based on the results of this investigation and a full evaluation of our internal processes and controls, we have made the decision to voluntarily test 100 percent of the beef trimmings produced in the Tolleson facility.


JBS Tolleson, in consultation with internal and external food safety experts, will continue to enhance its processes to ensure the safety of our products.