Frozen Beef And Pork Products Face Recall Due To Undeclared Allergen And Missing Mark Of Inspection
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently announced a voluntary recall of Royal Frozen Food for various frozen beef and pork products as the said products were reportedly not produced using a fully implemented Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
Some of the said products are missing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ) mark of inspection. At the same time, the affected products also failed to declare that one of its ingredients is egg, which is an allergen.
As much as 230 pounds of Royal Frozen Food’s frozen beef and pork products are part of the recent recall. The affected products were produced between September 1, 2014 and September 29, 2015.
These include the 10 pieces PRECOOKED STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES WITH BEEF AND RICE in a 17 oz. plastic tray with the code #607238300447, 8 pieces PRECOOKED STUFFED CABBAGE LEAVES WITH BEEF AND RICE in 20 oz. plastic tray package with the code #607238300454 as well as the 10 pieces POT STICKERS in a 12 oz. plastic tray package with the code #607238300553.
Moreover, some of the affected products have the establishment number “Est. 20585” inside the USDA mark of inspection
The recall has been classified by the USDA as a Class I recall. This means that consumption of any of the affected products may bring significant health risk and may even cause death. The problem with the recalled products was discovered by FSIS personnel while doing in-plant verification tasks. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of illness or injury related to the affected frozen food products.
Customers who have purchased the affected frozen products are urged to stop consuming them immediately and discard them. In addition, they may also choose to return the recalled products to the place it was purchased. The affected frozen food products were reportedly shipped to various retail locations throughout California.