Al Shabrawy Meat recall due to allergens

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Al Shabrawy Meat Inc., South River, New Jersey, recalled an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to undeclared allergens and misbranding. Some of the products contained known allergens pistachio nut and soy that were not on product labels.

An ongoing FSIS investigation revealed the problem after a complaint to the agency about the establishment. The main health concerns include listing hydrolyzed plant protein in the ingredient statement of the beef mortadella and beef bologna. The allergen soy was not specified as the source of that protein. The beef mortadella products did not declare pistachio nut on individual package ingredient lists, as well, although some cases of the product stickered “pistachio.”

Also, FSIS found undeclared Red Dye #40 in sausage product and poultry ingredients in beef salami and beef bologna products. Beef trimmings designated for cooking only was used in raw non-intact finished products, as well.

Beef bologna, mortadella, beef salami and other sausage-like items were produced between Jan. 1, 2015 and Aug. 4, 2016. The following products were subject to recall:

• 1-lb. plastic container of “AL SHABRAWY COOKED BEEF SALAMI” with UPC code 4203601235 printed on the label.

• 16-oz. rolls of “AL SHABRAWY COOKED BEEF BOLOGNA” with UPC code 4203601237 printed on the label.

• 5-lb. rolls of “AL SHABRAWY COOKED BEEF BOLOGNA” with UPC code 4203601236 printed on the label.

• 1-lb. plastic container of “AL SHABRAWY COOKED BEEF MORTADELLA” with UPC code 4203601236 printed on the label.

• 5-lb. plastic container of “AL SHABRAWY COOKED BEEF SALAMI PLAIN” with UPC code 4203601235 printed on the label.

• 20-lb. cases, containing five pieces of “AL SHABRAWY BASTERMA” with UPC code 4203601231 printed on the label.

• 1-lb. plastic container of “BAROODY COOKED BEEF SALAMI” with UPC code 4203601235 printed on the label.

• 1-lb. plastic container of “BAROODY MAKANEK (Raw)” with UPC code 4203601223 printed on the label.

• .75-lb. plastic container of “BAROODY SOUJOUK (Dried Beef Sausage)” with UPC code 4203601222 printed on the label.

The establishment number on products subject to recall is EST. 19160 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

No adverse reactions to the consumption of these products have been reported.

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