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News Release

OFT Inc Recalls Beef Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 095-2015
Health Risk: High Jun 26, 2015

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

 

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015 – OFT, Inc, a Henderson, Nev., establishment, operating as Whakyung Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 67,232 pounds of commercial-use beef leg bone extract and beef concentrate products produced in Australia and New Zealand that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

The concentrated extract items were produced and imported from July 29, 2014 through June 2, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]      

  • 44 pound bags contained in brown cardboard boxes marked “Beef Leg Bone Extract” Manufactured by Est. 662, CJ Nutracon Ltd (Australia) 
  • 44 pound bags contained in brown cardboard boxes marked “Beef Leg Bone Extract” Manufactured by TBE1, Taranaki Bio Extracts Ltd (New Zealand)
  • 44 pound bags contained in brown cardboard boxes marked “Beef Concentrate with Salt” Manufactured by Est. 662, CJ Nutracon Ltd (Australia)

The products subject to recall bear the establishment certification “New Zealand TBE1 Inspected” for the beef leg bone extract and identifier “Est. 662 PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA” for the beef leg bone extract and beef concentrate with salt.                                 

The problem was discovered on June 8, 2015 during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products conducted by the Recall Management and Technical Analysis Staff (RMTAS).

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions 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 Jason Lee, President of OFT, Inc, at (702) 778-6401.

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