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Recall roundup: ground beef, choking hazards, undeclared milk and more.

Posted: 15 June 2020 | | No comments yet

Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.

Recall roundup:

E. coli alert

Approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, over fears it may contain E. coli O157:H7.

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the raw ground beef items were produced on 1 June, 2020.

The recalled products bear the establishment number: “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The following products subject to recall are:

  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of 27 June 2020 and lot code P-53934-28.
  • 3-lb. vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.
  • 4-lb. tray packages containing 10 ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 80% LEAN / 20% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “VALUE PACK FRESH GROUND BEEF 76% LEAN / 24% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.

For more information, click here.

Packaging recalls

A series of jelly fruit cups are being recalled as they may pose a choking hazard.

Rong Shing Trading NY Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, US, is recalling its 21.1oz (600g) of Xi Zhi Liang Fruit Jelly Cups (喜唧郎什果果凍杯), container code, “BEST BEFORE 12.30.2020.”

Small jelly cups containing konjac powder have previously been implicated in choking deaths of children, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Currently, these kinds of jelly cups are under FDA import alert 35-15 and are not permitted for entry into the US.

The recalled products in this case have been distributed nationwide in retail food stores. The jelly cups are available in pink, yellow and blue plastic backpacks, with an array of individual plastic jelly cups inside each and a toy car in a pouch on the front of the backpack. UPC code is, “6902934982138.” So far, there have been no incidents reported of consumers choking in connection with this product.

For more information, click here.

Kepak Foods is also recalling a series of products due to faulty packaging, namely its Rustlers Classic Hot Dog 146ge, Rustlers 2 Classic Hot Dogs 271g and Feasters Hot Dog 140ge.

There are concerns that some of the seals may be faulty due to a packaging error, which could make the goods unsafe for consumption.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported that point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products, which will explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

For more information, click here.

Recalls in Aldi and Tesco

Athenian Family Bakery is recalling its Savour Bakes Bread Sticks as they may contain small pieces of metal. These products were only sold these products to Aldi stores.

Meanwhile, Tesco is recalling one date code of Tesco Free From Beef Lasagne as it contains milk which is not mentioned on the label.

Again, according to the FSA, point of sales notices will be displayed in both stores which will explain why the product has been recalled, with instructions on next steps if consumers have purchased these items.

For more information on the Aldi recall, click here, and for Tesco, click here.

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