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News Release

Lebanese Butcher Slaughter, Inc. Recalls Beef, Goat, and Lamb Products Due To Misbranding and Being Produced Without Benefit of Full Inspection

Class I Recall 055-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 2, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 – Lebanese Butcher Slaughter, Inc. a Warrenton, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 902 pounds of beef, goat, and lamb products due to misbranding and because the products were further processed without the benefit of full inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:      

  • 406 pounds of beef cuts in unlabeled plastic bags.
  • 496 pounds of lamb or goat cuts in unlabeled plastic bags.

These items were slaughtered under inspection on March 27, 2015. They were subsequently processed without the benefit of inspection and sold directly to consumers from the establishment’s Warrenton location on March 28-29, 2015. The products may or may not bear the establishment number “Est. 31959” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.                                 

The problem was discovered when an FSIS inspector noticed that some of the inspected carcasses were missing from the freezer when he returned to the plant on Monday, March 30, 2015.  After further investigation, it was determined that the missing carcasses had been further processed and sold over the weekend without the presence of an FSIS inspector.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness 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. 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 Kheder Rababeh, Owner, at (703) 304-6458.

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.
Last Modified Jun 08, 2016