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News Release

Hafiz Foods, Inc. Recalls Samosas Containing Chicken Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 015-2020
Health Risk: High Jul 17, 2020

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell 
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: July 21, 2020 – This release is being updated to reflect additional date codes on the label.

 

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2020 – Hafiz Foods, Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 675 pounds of chicken samosas that contain poultry produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-cook, frozen chicken samosas were produced from May 2020 to June 29, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 

  • 12-oz. box packages labeled “RAZA FOODS Chicken Samosa” with date codes 05/21, 06/21, or 0518021 through 0629021, or 5182021 through 6292021 (inclusive).
  • 12-oz. box packages labeled “TAZA CHICKEN SAMOSAS” with date codes 05/21, 06/21, or 0518021 through 0629021, or 5182021 through 6292021 (inclusive).
  • 100-oz clear plastic bags containing approximately 100 chicken samosas that do not bear any labeling or codes.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 44163” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The boxed items were shipped to retail and deli locations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. The plastic bag items were donated to community organizations in the Houston, Texas area in May and June 2020.

The problem was discovered when FSIS conducted routine in-plant verification activities and the agency determined that the ground chicken used in the samosas was not federally inspected.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers.  Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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 members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Hosel Bana, Owner, Hafiz Foods, Inc., at (832) 593-7272. 

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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.
Last Modified Jul 24, 2020