WASHINGTON – SAS Foods Enterprises Inc., located in Elk Grove Village, III., is recalling approximately 3,768 lbs of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and bore a label with a false USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered after the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received an anonymous tip and initiated an investigation.
The products were produced on various dates from Jan. 1, 2020, through Sept. 11, 2021.
The following products are subject to recall:
• 1-lb zip-lock bags or clear, plastic containers with “SAS Food EMPANADAS DE POLLO CHICKEN PATTIES.”
• 1-lb zip-lock bags or clear, plastic containers with “SAS Food EMPANADAS DE CARNE BEEF PATTIES.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 38548” inside the USDA mark of inspection; however, the recalling company has no affiliation with Establishment 38548.
The products were shipped to retail consignees in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.