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The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
CLASS I RECALL
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
Steven Cohen (202) 720-9113
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2007 – Agriprocessors, Inc., a Postville, Iowa, establishment is recalling approximately 35,860 pounds of frozen beef and chicken products because they may contain egg albumen, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
The following products are subject to recall:
20-pound bulk boxes of “AARON’S BEST NUGGET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES, GLATT KOSHER, FULLY COOKED.” Each box contains the code “8692-1” and establishment number “P 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
20-pound bulk boxes of “AARON’S BEST MEATBALLS, MADE WITH BEEF, GLATT KOSHER, FULLY COOKED.” Each box contains the code “8698-1” and the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
12-pound boxes of “RUBASHKIN’S, AARON’S BEST, GLATT KOSHER Kishka, Fully Cooked.” Each box contains the code “3852-1” and the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
1-pound packages of “RUBASHKIN’S, AARON’S BEST, GLATT KOSHER Kishka, Fully Cooked.” Each package contains the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a date code of “014-07,” “015-07,” “040-07” or “042-07.”
The frozen chicken and beef products were produced on various dates between Jan. 14 and July 3 and were distributed to food service establishments and institutions nationwide. In addition, the one-pound packages of Kishka were also distributed through retail stores.
The problem was discovered by FSIS. There have been no reports of illness to FSIS or the company due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company Technical Services Director William Kiernan at (563) 864-7811, ext. 2915.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS’ Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health
consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health
If you have any questions, please feel free to call this office at 317-233-7360.