Georgia Firm Recalls Beef and Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2015 Kabobs Acquisition Inc., a Lake City, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 869 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the label.
The following items, produced on various dates from November 13, 2014 to January 15, 2015, are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
- Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 Kabobs Chipotle Steak Churrasco 1053
- Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 Kabobs Latin Inspired Chicken and Cheese in Pastry 7172
- Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 Kabobs White Chicken Meat for Tandoori (Made in USA) 2415
- Cases containing shrink wrapped plastic trays of 100 Kabobs Beef Pastelitos 7159
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number EST. 6640 or P-6640 inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas for shipment to catering firms.
The problem was discovered when the companys ingredient supplier informed them that the ground cumin spice, used to produce the products, 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.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Jonathon Herrera, Marketing Coordinator, at (404) 361-6283.
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.