Foreign matter prompts recall of meat products

by Erica Shaffer
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WASHINGTON – Unibright Foods Inc. initiated a recall of approximately 48,139 lbs. of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may contain metal, the Food Safety and Inspection Service reported.

A distributor reported the problem to the Bell Gardens, Calif., company after a restaurant in Illinois found a stainless steel wire in a beef sukiyaki product and notified the distributor, FSIS said. There have been no reports of injury or illness related to the products.

Products subject to the recall include:

• 2.2-lb. packages of “MISHIMA SUKIYAKI BEEF” bearing the establishment number “EST.1163” inside the USDA mark of inspection and package ID number “15069.”

• 1.7-lb. packages of “MISHIMA GINGERED PORK” bearing the establishment number “EST.1163” inside the USDA mark of inspection and package ID number “15059.”

FSIS said the beef product was produced between Aug. 12, 2014, and Dec. 16, 2014. The gingered pork products were produced between Aug. 5, 2014, and Aug. 6, 2014. The sukiyaki and gingered pork items were shipped to institutions and retail outlets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey and New York.
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