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California firm recalls beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

May 27, 2014
KEYWORDS Allergen / beef / Misbranded
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Chaparros Mexican Foods Inc., a Vista, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 568,503 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  The products were formulated with hydrolyzed milk protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, diced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, sliced beef for broiling labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
  • 60 lb. cases containing beef trim labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”
  • 100 lb. cases containing 20lb. bags, five per case, beef chorizo labeled “Alberto’s Meat Shop”

The products were produced between November 1, 2013 and May 15, 2014.  The production date is stamped in black ink on the outer case label.  The products were sold to restaurants in Southern California and a federally inspected processing facility.

FSIS personnel discovered the problem while checking product labels in preparation for scheduled sampling to test for pathogens. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Source: FSIS

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