Extraneous materials found in ground beef products leads to recall
March 10, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
WASHINGTON – King’s Command Foods LLC, Kent, Washington, launched a recall of approximately 26,138 lbs. of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.
The problem was discovered when FSIS officials received two complaints that consumers had reported finding a metal object in the meat products.
The meatballs and chicken fried steak products were produced on Oct. 13 and 24, 2016. Products subject to recall include:
- 28-lb. Case bulk packages of “FULLY COOKED MEATBALLS” bearing case code 72354.
- 28-lb. Case bulk packages of “FULLY COOKED MEATBALLS” bearing case code 72355.
- 15-lb. Case packages containing 96 pieces of 2.5 oz. “FULLY COOKED SOUTHERN FRIED Beef Steak Fritter for Chicken Fried Steak” bearing case code 72559.
- 15-lb. Case packages containing 240 pieces of “FULLY COOKED COUNTRY FRIED BREADED BEEF FINGERS” bearing case code 72208.
- 15-lb. Case packages containing 60 pieces of “FULLY COOKED SOUTHERN FRIED BEEF STEAK FRITTER” bearing case code 72568.
- 15-lb. Case packages containing 80 pieces of “FULLY COOKED CHICKEN FRIED BEEF FRITTERS” bearing case code 72564.
- 10-lb. Case packages containing 40 pieces of “FULLY COOKED SOUTHERN FRIED BEEF STEAK FRITTER FOR CHICKEN FRIED STEAK” bearing case code 72206.
- 10-lb. Case packages containing 64 pieces of 2.5 oz. “FULLY COOKED Southern Style Breaded Beef Steakettes” bearing case code 74917.
- 10-lb. Case packages containing 160 pieces of 1.0 oz. “B-E-K-O FULLY COOKED COUNTRY FRIED BEEF FINGERS” bearing case code 72374.
The products bear the establishment number “EST. M1515A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. King’s Command Foods shipped these items to Dept. of Defense facilities and institutions nationwide.
There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.