Texas Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 27, 2014 – J & B Sausage Co., a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,904 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, 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 chicken and beef products were produced on various dates between August 25, 2014 and December 15, 2014. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 5-lb. packages of fully cooked “Chefs-In-A-Bag CHICKEN TACO FILLING.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Texas Style BEEF CHILI No Beans.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Taqueria Style PICADILLO Seasoned Ground Beef with Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes and Peppers.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED CARNE GUISADA Seasoned Beef in Gravy.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7066 or P-7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to HEB retail locations and Garland Independent School District in Texas.
The problem was discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Bonnie Hyman, Risk Management, at (830) 203-9002.
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 l0 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.|