WASHINGTON – Beltex Corp., doing business as Frontier Meats, is recalling about 2,850 pounds of fresh cattle heads which may contain specified risk materials (SRMs).

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with BSE, as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues.

The products subject to recall from the Fort Worth, Texas-based company are cases of "BEEF WHOLE HEAD." Each shipping package bears the establishment number "EST. 7041B" inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a package code of "51904" or "63922."

The company is recalling all products packed between May 31, 2007, and June 24, 2008. These products were distributed to retail establishments and lunch carts in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, area, the agency said.

The FSIS said the problem was discovered by the State of Texas officials during a routine inspection at a retail establishment.


Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service