Puerto Rico company recalls meat products over inspection concerns

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON- Supermercado Selectos, a San Sebastián, Puerto Rico firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of various raw, frozen beef, pork and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported on June 1.

Supermercado Selectos shipped the items to DGA Food Service LLC, who then distributed the items to Head Start Child and Adult Care Food Programs in Puerto Rico.

The problem was first discovered during routine inspection by FSIS investigators on May 23, 2018.

The items were produced on various dates over a nine-month period, from August 2017 to May 31, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped packages containing ground beef labeled “Selectos DGA CARNE DE RES MOLIDA USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef for stew labeled “Selectos DGA CARNE DE RES PARA GUISAR USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing lean pork for stew labeled “Selectos DGA MASITAS DE CERDO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing boneless pork chops labeled “Selectos DGA CHULETAS DESHUESADAS USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing boneless chicken thighs labeled “Selectos DGA CADERAS DE POLLO DESHUESDAS USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing turkey for stew labeled “Selectos DGA MASITAS DE PAVO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped packages containing chicken fajitas labeled “Selectos DGA FAJITAS DE POLLO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef cubed steak labeled “SELECTOS SAN SEBASTIAN DGA BIFTEC US.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef pepper steak labeled “Selectos DGA PEPPER STEAK USDA SOUTHERN RIVER.”

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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