April 21, 2019

JBS Plainwell Recalls Meijer Ground Beef Loaf For Foreign Material

JBS Plainwell, of Michigan, is recalling about 43,292 pounds of Meijer ground beef loaf products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically, pieces of hard plastic. This can pose a choking hazard, and can also potentially cause injury. No confirmed reports of adverse events due to the consumption of these products have been received to date. The loaf was also sold at other stores. The recalled products were made on March 20, 2019. They include: 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN 20% FAT” with case code 47283 and sell by date of 4/10/2019  on the label. 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with case code 47285 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 … [Read more...]

Bremer Hot Stuffed Sandwiches Recalled For Foreign Material

J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corporation of North Carolina is recalling about 56,578 pounds of stuffed sandwiches that may be contaminated with foreign materials. More specifically, the sandwiches may contain pieces of semi-transparent plastic, posing a choking hazard. No adverse events or injuries have been reported to date in connection with this recalled product. The recalled products were made on February 19 and February 20, 2019. They include: 9-ounce carton packages containing 2 stuffed pepperoni sandwiches with “Bremer CLASSIC PEPPERONI PIZZA Hot Stuffed Sandwiches” and best if used by dates of “AUG 12 2020” or “AUG 13 2020” on the label. 9-ounce carton packages containing 2 ham and cheese sandwiches with “Bremer CLASSIC HAM & CHEESE Hot Stuffed Sandwiches” and … [Read more...]

AdvancePierre Beef Patties Recalled for Foreign Material Contamination

AdvancePierre Foods of Oklahoma is recalling about 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties because they may be contaminated with foreign material, more specifically soft purple plastic. This can pose a choking hazard. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. These AdvancePierre ready-to-eat flame broiled beef patties were produced on November 30, 2018. The recalled item is 14.06-pound cases containing three bags with 30 pieces, for a total of 90 portions of "CN Fully Coked Flamebroiled Beef Patties Caramel Color Added." The case code is 155-525-0 and the package code is 8334. This product has the establishment number "EST. 2260E" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to food service locations nationwide. The … [Read more...]

North Country Smokehouse Kielbasa Sausage Recalled For Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

North County Smokehouse of Claremont, NH recalls ready-to-eat kielbasa sausage products due to possible contamination with metal. This can pose a choking hazard, and could hurt someone's mouth. Produced between February 7-8, 2019, the products bear the establishment number "EST. 5390A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Retailers nationwide received shipments of following recalled North Country Smokehouse sausage products. The USDA FSIS discovered the problem during a routine review of establishment consumer complaint records. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been reported. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider. If you purchased any of these products, you should discard or return them. … [Read more...]

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Strips For Possible Foreign Material

Tyson Foods of Rogers, Arkansas, is recalling about 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically pieces of plastic. Those plastic pieces can pose a choking hazard. Two consumer complaints prompted this recall. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to this issue. The recalled products were made on November 30, 2018. They are: 25-ounce plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive). 25-ounce plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED … [Read more...]

Breaded Chicken Patties Recalled For Foreign Materials

Productos La Aguadillana of Puerto Rico is recalling about 35,870 pounds of breaded chicken patties because they may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically pieces of metal. This can pose a choking hazard, and can potentially injure someone. No adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this recall. The breaded chicken patties were produce don February 27, 2019 and March 1, 2019. They are: 10-pound boxes containing 47 portions of “Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Breaded Chicken Patty,” with a case code of TCE03060A. The packaging date is 03/01/2019, and the  expiration date for this product is 02/29/2020, stamped on the label. 10-pound boxes containing 47 portions of “Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Breaded Chicken Patty,” with a case code of … [Read more...]

USDA Guidance For Responding to Customer Complaints Issued

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a best practices guideline to help the meat and poultry industry respond to customer complaints about adulterated and misbranded products, in particular, reports of foreign materials in these products. This document is not regulatory. Since the beginning of 2019, there have been seven recalls of USDA-regulated food products for foreign material contamination. Those recalls have included ground beef chubs, breaded chicken products, chicken nuggets, frozen pork, and deli ham products. Corporations that have recalled these foods include Pilgrim's Pride, Johnsonville, Tyson Foods, and Bellisio. These recalls usually start because a consumer has found a material, such as glass, plastic, or … [Read more...]

Seven Recalls of Foods For Foreign Material Since January 2019

There have been seven recalls of meat food products for possible foreign material contamination since the beginning of January, 2019. This large number of recalls, which has affected more than 427,000 pounds of food. News reports are suggesting that the USDA, which regulates these foods, may make some changes to guidance for food processors. One reason could be that more automation in these meat processing plants has contributed to the contamination, since parts of the machines can break off and get into the food. These recalls are a reminder to consumers to pay attention to recall notices that are issued by the USDA and the FDA. These pieces of glass, rubber, wood, and plastic can pose a choking hazard and mouth injuries. The recalls since the start of the new year include: … [Read more...]

Washington Beef Recalls Ground Beef For Foreign Materials

Washington Beef of Toppenish, Washington, is recalling about 30,260 pounds of ground beef chubs that may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically hard plastic and metal. This poses a choking hazard and can cause mouth injuries. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. You can see the list of recalled products at the USDA web site. And you can see pictures of product labels at that site. The brands that were recalled are Double R Ranch, St. Helens, and American Wagyu, with various weights and types. The ground beef chubs were produced on December 27, 2018 and have a "Use or Freeze by" date of 01/20/19. They have the establishment number "EST. 235" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped nationwide. A consumer complaint prompted … [Read more...]

Market 32 By Price Chopper Ham Recalled For Foreign Material

Sahlen Packing Company of Buffalo, New York, is recalling about 13,224 pounds of ready-to-eat deli ham products sold at Price Chopper stores because they may be contaminated with foreign materials, more specifically plastic pieces. That can pose a choking hazard, and may cause injury to the mouth. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions have been received to date. The recalled ham items were produced on January 25, 2019. The recalled product is varying weights of whole hams, sliced and sold by weight aft retail deli counters, of Market 32 By Price Chopper Black Forest Ham with natural juices caramel color added 97% fat free. The sell by date on the product is 4/8/19. The whole ham products ha de the establishment number "EST. 5155" inside the USDA mark of inspection. If you aren't … [Read more...]

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