Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, January 18, 2011 - United Food
Group, LLC, a Vernon, Calif., establishment, is recalling
approximately 7,875 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus Beef
patties that may be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
The products subject to recall include:
Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 31835"
inside the USDA mark of inspection, a use-by date of
"10-11-2011," and is marked with either "LINE #31 or LINE
#32." The product subject to recall was produced on Oct. 11,
2010, and shipped to a single distributor in Calif. for
further distribution to institutional users.
- 22.5-pound cases of "FULLY COOKED BLACK ANGUS GROUND BEEF
STEAK PATTIES," with each case containing 75 individual
It should be noted that this product has been used and is no
longer available in commerce. The company discovered, while
conducting a year-end inventory, that the implicated product
placed on hold was inadvertently shipped into commerce. As a
result, the company conducted a recall and has retrieved and
destroyed any remaining product from commerce.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to
verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall
and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is
no longer available to consumers. FSIS and the company have
received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption
of the product. Individuals concerned about an illness
should contact a physician.
Consumer and media with questions about the recall should
contact the company's Executive Vice President for Food
Safety & Quality Assurance, Timothy P. Biela at (817)
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at
AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
Follow FSIS on Twitter at twitter.com/usdafoodsafety