Of all weekends to have a meat recall.

If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns.

The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc. in North Aurora, Illinois. According to the USDA, the products recalled have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall includes more than 40 products, most of which are cuts of steaks, like ribeyes, as well as ribs and brisket cuts. The possible E. coli contamination was discovered after a random sampling.

There's one more recall from Vienna Beef, taking back more than 2,000 pounds of hot dogs over potential metal contamination, according to the USDA. Extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, were discovered by Vienna Beef and reported to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

So double check before you throw that meat on the grill! We want you to have a safe and healthy Memorial Day holiday.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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