New York Firm Recalls Beef Product Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2015 – US Foods, a Blasdell, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 700 pounds of beef product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.
The beef fajita strip product was produced on November 25, 2014, December 10, 2014, and December 15, 2014. The following product is subject to recall: [Label]
- 5-lb. cryo packed cases containing two 5-lb packages of “BEEF CUT STRIPS FOR FAJITA.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7817” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item produced was shipped to other US Foods divisions in Norwich, Conn., Peabody, Mass., and Buffalo, N.Y.
The problem was discovered by US Foods when the company was notified by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration alert and became aware that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the beef fajita strips may have been contaminated with peanut residue.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or 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 can contact Roberto Bellavia, Director Food Safety and Quality Assurance, at (773) 491-1411.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) 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.|