Plastic pieces in fried steaks prompt recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Advance Pierre Foods of Enid, Okla., recalled approximately 15,328 lbs. of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain pieces of plastic, reported the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Two people were injured after eating the country fried steaks.

Advance Pierre alerted FSIS to the problem after receiving complaints from two customers who each received an oral injury after eating the product. FSIS said the problem was caused by a piece of a plastic bin that was broken into smaller pieces during the production process. The country fried steaks were distributed to one retail chain in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

The products subject to recall include: 22.75-oz. pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks" in 8.5-lb. cases, each containing six pouches.

The steaks were produced on Dec. 21, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "EST. 2260Y" in the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the package and a "BEST BY" date of March 21, 2014, stamped on a label on the back of the package along with the case code of 1523560202.

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