A Texas-based firm says it is recalling 7,100 pounds of raw beef products that were “produced and packaged without the benefit of federal inspection,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The frozen and fresh beef items were produced from March 23 to 24 of 2018.
According to the USDA, the following products are included in the recall:
“5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of ‘BEEF SKIRT DICED FOR TACOS,’ with a case code of 1470 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18.”
“5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of ‘PRESEASONED BEEF FOR FAJITAS,’ with a case code of 36989 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18 and a use-by date of 03/23/19.”
“Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh ‘USDA CHOICE ANGUS BEEF, FAJITA SEASONED STEAK, BEEF FLANK STEAK FOR FAJITAS,’ a packaging date of 03/23/18 and 03/24/18, a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248261 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.”
“Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh ‘USDA CHOICE ANGUS, FAJITA SEASONED STRIPS, BEEF FLANK STRIPS FOR FAJITAS,’ a packaging date of 03/24/18, and a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248253 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.”
These products were shipped to stores and institutional locations Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.
“Inspection personnel reviewed establishment records and determined that the establishment operated” without inspection when producing the meat products, according to the agency. They made the finding about a week after the beef was produced.
“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,” says the USDA. “FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
They have the establishment number of “EST. 34715” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The agency described the recall as a “Class I,” which means it’s “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”