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Texas company recalls more than 7,000 pounds of raw beef products

FBR Staff Writer Published 02 April 2018

PFP Enterprises, doing business trading as Texas Meat Packers, has recalled nearly 7,146 pounds of raw beef products it had produced and packaged without federal inspection.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that the products recalled, which were frozen and fresh beef items, were produced on 23-24 March 2018.

It has classified the recall as Class I which means that there is high probability that the product in question can cause serious, adverse health consequences or death upon consumption.

According to FSIS, the recalled beef products can be identified by their establishment number which reads “EST. 34715” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were dispatched to institutional and retail locations across the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas.

Included in the recall are 5lb of vacuum-packed frozen packages Beef Skirt Diced for Tacos, 5lb of vacuum-packed frozen packages of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas, vacuum-packed packages of fresh USDA Choice Angus Beef, Fajita Seasoned Steak, Beef Flank Steak for Fajitas – of varied weights, and also varied weights of USDA Choice Angus, Fajita Seasoned Strips, Beef Flank Strips for Fajitas.

The FSIS revealed that the problem was first identified on 30 March when inspection personnel looked into establishment records and found that Texas Meat Packers operated on 24 March, 2018 without inspection.

The agency, in a statement, said: “There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.” 

FSIS added that some of the recalled products may be frozen and sitting inside consumers’ freezers. The agency has asked consumers who have bought these products not to consume them and that they should be discarded away or returned to the place of purchase.

In another recent food recall, FSIS announced that Minnesota-based Target is withdrawing an unspecific amount of frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products because of temperature abuse during transport, which could have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens.

Image: Raw Angus Beef slices on a black stone table. Photo: courtesy of Denis Karpenkov/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.