Two recalls of beef, pork products

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Hong Ha product labels for pork patty mix and ready to cook beef and pork meatballs
Hong Ha is recalling beef and pork products.

WASHINGTON – Undeclared allergens were behind two recalls of beef and pork products, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture reported.

Hong Ha, a Hyattsville, Md. meat processor, announced a recall of approximately 10,164 lbs. of beef and pork patty mixes and meatballs because the products contain undeclared wheat flour, eggs and milk which are known allergens. FSIS personnel discovered the problem during a routine label review.

The affected products include:

• 6-oz. packages containing “HONG HA GIO HUE (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Patty Mix)”

• 7-oz. packages containing “HONG HA NEM (Vietnamese Brand Fresh Seasoned Pork Pattie Mix for Barbecue)”

• 8-oz. packages containing “HONG HA CHA CHIEN (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork, Patty Mix)”

• 12-oz. vacuum sealed packages containing “HONG HA BO VIEN GAN (Vietnamese Brand Beef & Pork Meat Balls. Beef Tendons Added)”

• 12-oz. vacuum sealed packages containing “HONG HA BO VIEN (Vietnamese Brand Beef & Pork Meat Balls)”

• 14-oz. packages containing “HONG HA NEM NUONG (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Meat Balls, Anchovy Flavored Fish Sauce Added)”

• 14-oz. packages containing “HONG HA GIO SONG (Vietnamese Brand Fresh Seasoned Pork, Pattie Mix)”

• 32-oz. banana leaf and plastic packages containing of “HONG HA GIO DAC BIET (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Patty Mix)”

Hong Ha produced the items on various dates between Dec. 1, 2014 and April 23, FSIS said. The products bear the establishment number “EST. 4261” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Hong Ha shipped the items to restaurants and retail locations in Maryland and Virginia.

Alpine Sausage Kitchen product label for Bratwurst
Vienna sausage produced by Alpine Sausage Kitchen contains undeclared soy — a known allergen.

A second recall involves Alpine Sausage Kitchen in Albuquerque, NM. The company is recalling 3,350 lbs. of beef and pork sausages and bratwurst because of undeclared soy, FSIS reported. A label review uncovered the problem, the agency said.

The sausage products were produced on various dates from Feb. 4, 2014 and March 26, 2015. The products bear the establishment number “EST. 7060” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The sausages were shipped to a retail location in Texas, FSIS noted.

• 10-lb. boxes containing “Alpine Sausage Kitchen VIENNA SAUSAGE Calcium Reduced Dried Skim Milk Added.”

• 10-lb. boxes containing “Alpine Sausage Kitchen COOKED BRATWURST (GERMAN BRAND).”

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