WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert for beef stock products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.
The product subject to the public health alert is 32-oz. cartons containing “Wegmans Beef Culinary Stock NO SALT ADDED” with UPC 7789045652 and codes 25MAR2022 and 26MAR2022 on the label.
The beef stock item was imported on or around Nov. 5, 2020, FSIS said. The broth bears the Canadian mark of inspection “882” and was shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The problem was discovered when the purchaser determined that it was delivered without FSIS import re-inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product, and a recall was not requested because it is believed that the affected product is no longer available for consumers to purchase, the agency said.
However, FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries or refrigerators. The agency is urging consumers to throw away the product or return it to the place of purchase.