The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced that Holten Meat Inc. of Sauget, Illinois is recalling some of its beef patty products due to some misbranding done on the product labels, as stated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Moreover, the FDA has categorized the recall as a Class III recall. This means that the affected product does not pose a serious threat to consumers’ health. Moreover, the FSIS has reported that so far, there have been no reports regarding any adverse reactions related to the consumption of the affected beef patties to date.
The recall was triggered when a company employee discovered that the ingredient monosodium glutamate or MSG was missing from the product labels. The said ingredient was actually used in the making of Holten Meat’s beef patties.
The affected beef patty products include Holten’s Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties and Quick Serve Extra Value Meats Beef Patties. Each of its 1.5 lb. packages contains 6 pieces of patties. Moreover, the Extra Value Meats patties are packaged in cartons while the Quick Serve Extra Value patties are sold in resealable bags.
The ones affected are those that were produced between Feb 13, 2015 and July 28, 2015. As much as 501,509 pounds of patties are being subjected to the recent recall. Moreover, the affected beef patties bear the establishment number “EST. 2591” and a Universal Product Code (UPC) Item #79821-00043. The affected patties were shipped nationwide as well as to the Bahamas.
Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to contact FSIS virtual representative via “Ask Karen” at AskKaren.gov. Moreover, customers can also call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline.