King Meat Services recalls beef products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON  – Vernon, California-based King Meat Services Inc. launched a recall of 50,991 lbs. of beef products due to misbranding, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.

FSIS inspection personnel discovered the problem on Dec. 5, when inspectors saw employees for King Meat Services removing the marks of inspection of the original beef suppliers and replacing them with the king Meat Services (Est. 426) mark of inspection.

The affected items were produced on various dates from Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 5, 2016. The recalled products include:

  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONE – IN SHORT RIB CHOICE OR HIGHER,” with product code 991012.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE LIP – ON 13 LBS DOWN,” with product code 991027.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE LIP – ON 13 LBS UP,” with product code 991028.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE LIP – ON 16 LBS UP,” with product code 991031.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS CHUCK SHORT RIB CHOICE OR HIGHER,” with product code 991164.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS PASTRAMI PLATE,” with product code 991166.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS CHUCK SHORT RIB SELECT OR HIGHER,” with product code 991170.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS CHUCK SHORT RIB,” with product code 991171.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONE – IN SHORT RIB SELECT OR HIGHER,” with product code 991176.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF ANGUS BONELESS BRISKET,” with product code 991181.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONE – IN SHORT RIB NO ROLL,” with product code 991182.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS SHORT RIB NO ROLL,” with product code 991183.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS CHUCK SHORT RIB NO ROLL,” with product code 991184.
  • Boxes of vacuum-packed packages containing “BEEF BONELESS LIP – ON RIBEYE HEAVY,” with product code 991187.

FSIS said the items bear establishment number “Est. 426” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to distributors, retail locations and food service locations in California.

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