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News Release

Givaudan Flavors Corporation Recalls Beef Tallow Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Class I Recall 112-2015
Health Risk: High Aug 17, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Brittany C. Woodland 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2015 – Givaudan Flavors Corporation, a Florence, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,950 pounds of beef tallow products produced in Australia 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 beef tallow products were manufactured by York Foods Pty. Limited, Australia - Establishment 133 and were imported through Chicago. The following products are subject to recall:      

  • 50-lb. bags of generically labeled, powdered “Givaudan Flavors Corporation NATURAL BEEF FLAVOR WONF.”

The products subject to recall bear the Batch numbers: DV00130741, DV00130967, DV00134737 and DV00136669 on the label. The products were produced on May 15, May 18, July 7 and July 30, 2015.

The beef tallow was used in the production of the powdered beef flavor which was then shipped to locations in Ohio and Texas for further processing.                                 

The problem was discovered during FSIS routine monitoring of imported shipments using Public Health Information System data by Recall Management and Technical Analysis Staff. 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 with questions about the recall can contact Kate Dailey, Givaudan customer care director, at (513) 948-4905. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jeff Peppet, in Givaudan flavor communications department, at (513) 948-5655.

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