Texas Firm Recalls Chicken and Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
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|EDITOR’S NOTE: Details of this recall were updated on Dec. 31, 2014 to reflect additional product. The production end date has been corrected to Dec. 15, 2014.|
WASHINGTON, December 30, 2014 – J & B Sausage Co., a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling an additional 9,909 pounds of chicken product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The recall expansion includes items produced on various dates between August 19, 2014 and December 2, 2014. The following product is subject to recall:
- 12-oz. packages of fully cooked “CAJUN HOLLAR BRAND INC. CREOLE STYLE BOUDIN.”
On December 27, 2014, the company recalled 45, 904 pounds of Chicken and Beef products that were produced between August 25 and December 15, 2014. To read the recall release, click here. The following products listed below were included in the initial recall.
- 5-lb. packages of fully cooked “Chefs-In-A-Bag CHICKEN TACO FILLING.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Texas Style BEEF CHILI No Beans.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Taqueria Style PICADILLO Seasoned Ground Beef with Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes and Peppers.”
- 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED CARNE GUISADA Seasoned Beef in Gravy.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7066 or P-7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to retail locations in Texas.
The problem was initially discovered when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall for “Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Protein In Cumin Products,” which is directly related to this recall. The FDA’s recall release can be viewed at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm428141.htm. The additional product was discovered by the establishment while reviewing records as part of their recall activity. They then notified FSIS personnel of the issue.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness 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 Bonnie Hyman, Risk Management, at (830) 203-9002.
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 l0 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.|