Chaparros launches beef products recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Vista, Calif.-based Chaparros Mexican Foods Inc. recently recalled approximately 568,503 lbs. of beef products because a known allergen was not declared on the product label, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem while checking labels in preparation for pathogen testing. The products were made with hydrolyzed milk protein, a known allergen. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported, FSIS said.

The products were produced between Nov. 1, 2013, and May 15, 2014. FSIS said the production date is stamped in black ink on the outer case label. The products were sold to restaurants in southern California and a federally inspected processing facility. The affected products include:

• 100-lb. cases containing 20-lb. bags, five per case, diced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
• 100-lb. cases containing 20-lb. bags, five per case, sliced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
• 60-lb. cases containing beef trim labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
• 100-lb. cases containing 20-lb. bags, five per case, beef chorizo labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
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