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|EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued to include a change in the dates of production and pounds recalled.|
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 – Viz Cattle, an Irvine, California establishment, is recalling 62,841 pounds of flap meat due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products do not list ingredients on the product label; however the product does not contain any undeclared allergens or ingredients of public health concern.
The flap meat beef product was produced on various dates on or before March 18, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
The products subject to recall bear the Product Code 10251734 on the boxes and “TIF 120” inside the Mexican Mark of Inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use to locations in California.
The problem was discovered during a routine label review when an inspector noticed that the product lacked an ingredient statement.
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.
Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact Edwin Botero, Director of US Operations, at (310) 702-7319.
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.|