California company recalls meats processed without inspection
Judy's Catering, LLC., a Burbank, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ready-to-eat meals because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
Among the products recalled are containers of Emuna Foods and Hacor products, including Rosemary Chicken, Roast Beef, Meatloaf and Turkey. The products listed above bear the establishment number "P-21579" or "EST. 21579" inside the USDA mark of inspection on the product label. The products also can be identified by the production dates or lot numbers 4/27/11, 6/15/11, 8/10/11, 9/12/11, or 9/13/11. The products have a six-month shelflife and can also be identified by expiration dates 10/27/11, 12/15/11, 2/10/12, 3/12/12, or 3/13/12.
The ready-to-eat meals were sent to distribution centers in the Los Angeles County, Calif. area who may have sold them to airlines and hospitals. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.
Judy's Catering, LLC produces these items on an intermittent basis and requests FSIS inspection before operating. On the days listed above, the company operated without FSIS inspection personnel present. FSIS inspection personnel visited the plant to collect data and found that the company had produced meals on these dates. FSIS may take additional regulatory action based on the results of this investigation.