Panna Café recalls products over inspection issues

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – North Miami Beach, Florida’s Panna Café Express To Go Inc. is recalling 1,951 lbs. of meat and poultry products. The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service announced various meat and poultry products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA marks of inspection without authorization.

The problem was discovered when personnel visited the facility in a follow up to the company applying for a federal grant of inspection that hadn’t been approved.

The following heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable, products are subject to recall. The products were packed on various dates between June 2, 2016, and August 17, 2016.

  • 7.6-lb. tray packages containing 20 units of raw “ZERPA’S ANTOJOS CRIOLLOS CACHITOS HAM FILLED BREAD” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, 17, or 23, 2017, and bearing UPC code 854631003448.
  • 2.2-lb. tray packages containing 6 units of heat and serve “PANNA NEW LATINO FOOD EMPANADA VENEZOLANA POLLO CHICKEN” with best by dates of Dec. 2, 3, 8, 2016, or Feb. 15, 16, 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 820103507561.
  • 1.4-lb. tray packages containing 6 units of heat and serve “PANNA NEW LATINO FOOD EMPANADA ARGENTINA POLLO CHICKEN” with best by dates of Feb. 15 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 820103507509.
  • 1.25-lb. tray packages containing 3 units of heat and serve “MISTER FOOD CACHITOS HAM/JAMON” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 856305006038.
  • 1.25-lb. tray packages containing 3 units of heat and serve “PANNA TO GO CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM AND CHEESE CACHITO” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, or 17, 2017 and bearing UPC code 815026020174.
  • 60-unit cases of raw “MISTER FOOD CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, 17, or 23, 2017, and bearing UPC code 856305000006.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-baked “MISTER FOOD CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 856305000013.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-baked “PANNA TO GO CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 815026020013.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-baked “ZERPA’S ANTOJOS CRIOLLOS CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 854631000013.
  • 60-unit cases of raw “PANNA TO GO CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, 17, or 23, 2017, and bearing UPC code 815026020006.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-fried “PANNA TO GO PASTEL DE POLLO TIPO VENEZOLANO VENEZUELAN BRAND CHICKEN PASTEL” with best by dates of Dec. 2, 3, 8, 2016, or Feb. 15, 16, 17, 2017 and bearing UPC code 815026020976.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-fried “MISTER FOOD PASTEL DE POLLO TIPO VENEZOLANO VENEZUELAN BRAND CHICKEN PASTEL” with best by dates of Dec. 2, 3, 8, 2016, or Feb. 15, 16, 17, 2017 and bearing UPC code 856305000976.
  • 60-unit cases of pre-baked “PANNA TO GO EMPANADA DE POLLO TIPO ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN BRAND CHICKEN EMPANADA” with best by dates of Feb. 15 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 815026020686.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-baked “MISTER FOOD EMPANADA DE POLLO TIPO ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN BRAND CHICKEN EMPANADA” with best by dates of Feb. 15 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 856305000068.
  • 30-unit cases of pre-baked “PANNA TO GO EMPANADA DE POLLO TIPO ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN BRAND CHICKEN EMPANADA” with best by dates of Feb. 15 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 815026020068.
  • 25-unit cases of pre-baked “PAN & PLUS EMPANADA DE POLLO CHICKEN EMPANADA” with best by dates of Feb. 15 or 17, 2017, and bearing UPC code 815026021423.
  • 6-unit cases of raw “ZERPA’S ANTOJOS CRIOLLOS CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, 17, or 23, 2017, and bearing UPC code 854631003431.
  • 60-unit cases of raw “ZERPA’S ANTOJOS CRIOLLOS CACHITO DE JAMON Y QUESO HAM & CHEESE WRAPPED IN DOUGH” with best by dates of Feb. 15, 16, 17, or 23, 2017, and bearing UPC code 854631000006.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40245 or P-40245” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to foodservice, distributors, and retail locations in Florida. 

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