October 6, 2006 – Portillo’s Food Service is recalling about 3,700 pounds of sliced roast beef because of possible listeria contamination, the Illinois Department of Agriculture said Friday.
Portillo’s Food Service Inc. produced the cooked, sliced beef and distributed it to Portillo’s restaurant outlets in the Chicago area, said the department’s Bureau of Meat and Poultry. The possible listeria exposure was discovered through in-plant testing.
No illnesses have been reported because of the beef, officials said in a statement.
The recalled products were produced Sept. 27 and approximately 330 2.5-pound packages and 200 1-pound packages of roast beef have been distributed.