Tuesday, January 18, 2011

RECALL...Angus Beef Steak Patties

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2011 - United Food Group, LLC, a Vernon, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 7,875 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus Beef patties that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

* 22.5-pound cases of “FULLY COOKED BLACK ANGUS GROUND BEEF STEAK PATTIES,” with each case containing 75 individual 4.8-ounce patties.

Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 31835” inside the USDA mark of inspection, a use-by date of “10-11-2011,” and is marked with either “LINE #31 or LINE #32.” The product subject to recall was produced on Oct. 11, 2010, and shipped to a single distributor in Calif. for further distribution to institutional users.

It should be noted that this product has been used and is no longer available in commerce. The company discovered, while conducting a year-end inventory, that the implicated product placed on hold was inadvertently shipped into commerce. As a result, the company conducted a recall and has retrieved and destroyed any remaining product from commerce.

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