July 9, 2007

 

US meat packer recalls beef, chicken products for mislabelling

 

 

US meat packer Agriprocessors Inc of Postville, Iowa, is recalling about 35,860 pounds of frozen beef and chicken products because they may contain egg albumen, a known allergen, which isn't declared on the label, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Friday (July 6).

 

The problem was discovered by FSIS but there have been no reports of illness from consumption of these products.

 

The following products are subject to recall:  

    • 20-pound bulk boxes of "AARON's BEST NUGGET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES, GLATT KOSHER, FULLY COOKED." Each box contains the code "8692-1" and establishment number "P 4653A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
    • 20-pound bulk boxes of "AARON's BEST MEATBALLS, MADE WITH BEEF, GLATT KOSHER, FULLY COOKED." Each box contains the code "8698-1" and the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
    • 12-pound boxes of "RUBASHKIN's, AARON's BEST, GLATT KOSHER Kishka, Fully Cooked." Each box contains the code "3852-1" and the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
    • One-pound packages of "RUBASHKIN's, AARON's BEST, GLATT KOSHER Kishka, Fully Cooked." Each package contains the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a date code of "014-07," "015-07," "040-07" or "042-07."

 The frozen chicken and beef products were produced on various dates between January 14 and July 3 and were distributed to food service establishments and institutions nationwide, the FSIS said. In addition, the one-pound packages of Kishka were distributed through retail stores.