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News Release

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Processing Flaw

Class I Recall 067-2014
Health Risk: High Oct 6, 2014

Congressional and Public Affairs
Edward Stoker
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 – Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef products because the meat filling used in the products did not meet its cooking critical limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The products subject to the recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 4.5-oz. Galina’s Original Beef and Cheese Piroshki, 12 or 24 per case, with case codes 092214, 092314 and 092414
  • 5-oz. Paramount Beef Piroshki, 25 per case, with case codes 092314 

The products, which bear the establishment number “EST.9014,” were produced Sept. 22 through 24, 2014 and then shipped to a retailer in the San Francisco Bay area and a distributor in Northern California. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel who were at the establishment reviewing records. 

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.  When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Len Galant at (510) 614-7150.  

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Mar 24, 2015