Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2015 – Sentry Food Solutions, a Tucker, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,130 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The following items subject to recall were produced on various dates between Nov. 20, 2014 and Jan. 7, 2015: [Label]
- 7,770 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO PEPPER STEAK” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 11/26/15, 12/3/15, 12/9/15, 12/12/15, 12/16/15, 1/6/15 or 1/7/16”
- 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF & POTATO STEW” with packaging codes “11/24/15, 12/5/15 or 12/10/15”
- 2,160 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO CHICKEN FRICASSEE” with packaging codes “11/20/15, 11/26/15, 12/4/15, 12/9/15 or 1/6/16”
- 2,040 lbs. - 3 bags of 5 lbs. in 15 lb. cases of “SABOR LATINO BEEF PICADILLO” with packaging codes “11/24/15 or 12/12/15”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-19031” or Est. 19031” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were for institutional use in Florida.
The problem was discovered when Sentry Food Solutions was notified by its spice supplier that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens. Sentry Food Solutions then informed FSIS of the issue.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction 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 with questions about the recall can contact Quality Assurance Manager Luci de Jesus at 470-268-8440, Ext. 13. Media queries can contact Executive Vice President Chris D. Huff at 470-268-8440, Ext. 16.
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.|