WASHINGTON — Hoyo SBC, based in Bloomington, Minn., is recalling over 1,000 lbs of ready-to-eat beef sambusa products, announced the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on March 17. The products are suspected to be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin, wirelike metal.

Hoyo produced the sambusas on Dec. 30, 2022, and Feb. 21, 2023. The following product is subject to recall:

  • Bulk boxes containing 75 pieces of “HOYO Beef Sambusa Ground Beef Pastry with Onions and Spices” and lot code N341-S and N333-S.

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 47424” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The beef sambusas were shipped to schools in Minnesota through commercial sale and were not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

One school reported to Hoyo that it discovered thin, wirelike metal on the outside of the product during preparation. The material was not reported to be embedded in the product.

FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the product.