A Texas-based meat company has recalled more than 7,000 pounds of raw beef products after it was found to have been produced without federal control.
In a press release said the US Department of Agriculture PFP Enterprises, LLC also works as Texas Meat Packers was the source of the recall. The Fort Worth-based company reclaimed around 7,146 pounds of raw beef, which, according to the USDA, was manufactured and packaged without government oversight.
Although no specific institutions have been named, the company is said to have delivered products to institutions and retailers in several states, including Texas and Oklahoma.
The recalled products were released on 23.-24. March 201
- 5 lb. vacuum-packed freezer packs of "BEEF SKIRT DICED FOR TACOS", with a case code of 1470 in the upper left corner of the label and a packaging date of 24.03.18.
- 5-lb. vacuum-packed freezer packs from "PRESEASONED BEEF FOR FAJITAS" with the code no. 36989 in the upper left corner of the label and a packaging date of 24.03.18 and an expiration date of 23.03. 19.
- Different weights of vacuum-packed packaging of fresh "USDA CHOICE ANGUS BEEF, FAJITA SAISONED STEAK, BEEF STEAK FOR FAJITAS", a packing date of 23.03.18 and 24.03.18, a use or freezing date until 18.04.18 and an article number of 567248261 in the upper left corner of the carton label.
- Different weights of vacuum-packed packaging with fresh "USDA CHOICE ANGUS, FAJITA SAISONED STRIPS, BLANK STRIPES FOR FAJITAS", a packaging date of 24.03.18 and a use or expiration date of 18.04.18 and an article code 567248253 in the upper left Corner of the case sticker.
Copies of product labels provided by USDA are online at this link.
Texas Meat Packers has delivered the recalled products to locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Lo, USA, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin
The USDA stated that there were no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption the products are known, but that someone should be worried about a reaction.
Inspection Employees who reviewed records on March 30 found that the company had produced products without inspection, resulting in a recall.
Who bought these products should not consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about recall can contact Shane Fresh, vice president of quality assurance for Patterson Foods, at (817) 546-3561. Media representatives can contact Michael Schirato, CEO of Patterson Foods: (817) 546-3561
Consumers with food safety issues can reach Ask Karen, the virtual FSIS representative, around the clock at AskKaren. or via the 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 is available from 10:00 to 18:00. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The electronic consumer complaint management system can be accessed 24 hours a day at the following address: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.