WASHINGTON – Fieldsource Food Systems Inc. of Brea, California, recalled approximately 12,953 lbs. of diced beef and chicken products due to undeclared wheat, a known allergen, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, FSIS said.
FSIS discovered the problem during routine label verifications.
The affected products include:
- 20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with “FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED BEEF CUBES” and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.
- 20-lb. boxes containing four unmarked 5 lb. plastic bags with “FIELDSOURCE Food Systems, Inc. NORTHGATE MARKET MARINATED CHICKEN CUBES” and lot codes 061019 through 071019 represented on the label.
The uncooked, marinated, diced beef and chicken cubes were produced from June 9 through July 10 and bear establishment number “EST. 45141”, FSIS reported. The chicken products bear establishment number “P-45141” inside the USDA marks of inspection. The items were shipped to grocery stores in California and used behind the deli counter.
FSIS noted that the items are not sold uncooked to consumers, however the agency is concerned that some product may be in refrigerators or freezers behind the deli counters in grocery stores. FSIS is advising that delis should these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.