Two more recalls related to cumin tainted with peanuts
Agri Star Meat & Poultry, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 1,690 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The following items, produced on September 29, 2014, are subject to recall: 13.5 oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 8 pieces of “Aaron’s BEST GLUTEN FREE Beef Franks Hot & Spicy CHIPOTLE.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Additionally, US Foods, a Blasdell, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 700 pounds of beef product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.
The beef fajita strip product was produced on November 25, 2014, December 10, 2014, and December 15, 2014. The following product is subject to recall: 5-lb. cryo packed cases containing two 5-lb packages of “BEEF CUT STRIPS FOR FAJITA.”
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7817” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item produced was shipped to other US Foods divisions in Norwich, Conn., Peabody, Mass., and Buffalo, N.Y.
The problem was discovered by the companies when they were notified by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration alert and became aware that the cumin in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut residue. These recalls are the 10th and 11th such recalls since mid-December.
FSIS and the companies have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.