WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded its list of companies recalling meat products due to undeclared milk in bread crumbs. On June 14, Golden Platter Foods Inc., Newark, New Jersey, recalled approximately 31,662 lbs. of poultry and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Golden Platter is the 11th company in the US to announce a related recall.
The problem was discovered on June 6, when the company received notification from one of its ingredient suppliers that the batter and cracker meal the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.
The ready-to-eat turkey, chicken, veal and beef items were produced on various dates between March 16, 2017 and June 7, 2017, and bear establishment number “EST. 8813” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail and institutional locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 24-lb. bulk cases containing 3-lb. plastic liner retail bags of “Western Beef Fully Cooked CHICKEN TENDERS,” with case code 04952.*
- 24-lb. bulk cases containing 3-lb. plastic liner retail bags of “Western Beef Fully Cooked Chicken Patties,” with case code 04951.*
- 10-lb. bulk cases of “Golden Platter Fully Cooked CHICKEN PATTIES Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties,” with case code 21017.
- 24-lb. bulk cases containing 3-lb. retail bags of “Western Beef Fully Cooked CHICKEN NUGGETS,” with case code 04950.*
- 20-lb. bulk cases of “Golden Platter HALAL Fully Cooked BEEF MEAT BALLS,” with case code 12012.
- 10-lb. bulk cases of “Golden Platter HALAL Fully Cooked CHICKEN NUGGETS Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties,” with case code 21020H.
- 10-lb. bulk cases of “Golden Platter Fully Cooked Breakfast Style Turkey Patties,” with case code 18610.
- 10-lb. bulk cases of “Golden Platter HALAL Fully Cooked Breaded BEEF PATTIES,” with case code 11001.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) also announced a recall by Les Aliments Excel S.E.C. in Canada that is related to the 11 recalls in the US. The Quebec firm was also notified by its ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs used in its La Cage brand Chicken Bites may contain milk that’s not declared on the label. CFIA is continuing its investigation to see if other products or processors should be involved in the recall.