Texas Firm Recalls Beef Samosa Products Due To Lack of Federal Inspection
Editor's Note: (May 17, 2012): This Recall Notification Report was issued May 16, 2012. On May 17, 2012, FSIS determined a change in status from a Class III to a Class II recall was warranted because a meat ingredient did not receive federal inspection. Although no new products were included, FSIS issued a news release on May 17, 2012, to reflect this change.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 - Raj Foods LLC., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,300 pounds of Halal beef samosa products because a meat ingredient used in the product may have been produced in a facility that is not federally inspected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. These products were previously recalled in an FSIS Recall Notification Report. Today's recall reflects a determination by FSIS that a change in status from a Class III to a Class II recall was warranted because a meat ingredient did not receive federal inspection. No new products are included in today's action.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 12-oz. bags of "Raj Foods Halal Beef Samosa(s)," containing 12, 1-oz. beef samosas per bag
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 44163" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced between Aug. 9, 2011, and April 23, 2012, and was sold to supermarkets and restaurants in Texas.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine food safety assessment. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks (including at restaurants) to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers and reporters seeking more information about this recall should contact Ammar Abuwala, a company representative, at (832) 593-7272.
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. "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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day
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