North Carolina company recalls diced beef products
RSW Distributors LLC, a Forest City, N.C., establishment is recalling approximately 3,104 pounds of seasoned diced beef products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The products subject to recall include cases containing four 8-lb. vacuum-sealed 10-by-22-inch pouches of "Seasoned Cooked Beef (Diced) Manufactured by Culinary Standards" and "EST. 8318" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases also bear the USDA Process Control Certification Program seal.
The products subject to recall were produced on Dec. 9, 2011 and shipped to institutions for further distribution to schools in South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington as part of the USDA's National School Lunch Program.
The problem occurred as a result of a conveyor belt being damaged during production. FSIS determined that the products produced may have contained small pieces of the belt and that those products were detained per FSIS instructions but inadvertently shipped into commerce later. FSIS and the company have received no reports of consumer complaints or reports of injury or illness at this time.