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By Bill Houston
Fort Atkinson, WI — OSI Industries LLC is recalling over 4,200 lbs. of frozen beef patty products that may be contaminated with metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Monday, October 28.
Subject to the USDA Class I Recall are 38-lb. bulk lined boxes of frozen, ready-to-eat “CHAR-BROILED BEEF PATTIES (CARAMEL COLOR ADDED)” with lot code 22219.
Produced on August 10, 2019 and shipped to firms that further process the product in both Iowa and Wisconsin, the items subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 1300” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
While there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products to date, FSIS is concerned that some of the products may currently be in the freezers of firms that do further processing of the product.
The potential contamination was discovered during further processing activities at another federal establishment.
Further processing firms that have purchased 38-lb. bulk lined boxes of frozen, ready-to-eat “CHAR-BROILED BEEF PATTIES (CARAMEL COLOR ADDED)” with lot code 22219 are urged not to distribute them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Any individuals concerned about an injury or illness due to consumption of the products should contact a healthcare provider.
According to USDA recall classification definitions, a Class I Recall indicates a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact OSI Industries, LLC, toll-free, at 855-206-1934.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov.
Headquartered in Aurora, IL, OSI Industries, LLC is one of the largest privately held meat processors and global food distributors, servicing the retail and foodservice industries from over 65 facilities in 17 countries.