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|EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the March 9, 2017 recall to include additional products and production dates. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage.|
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2017 – King’s Command Foods, LLC., a Kent, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 63,252 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The scope of this recall expansion now includes 37,114 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) beef products associated with extraneous material contamination. The meatballs were produced on May 16 and 24, 2016, Aug. 11, 2016 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
On March 9, 2017, King’s Command Foods, LLC. recalled approximately 26,138 pounds of ground beef products produced on Oct. 13 and 24, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M1515A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Some items were shipped to Department of Defense facilities and institutions nationwide.
The problem was discovered when company officials received several consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the beef products.
There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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 media with questions about the recall can contact the King’s Command Foods recall hotline at (800) 325-4164.
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.|