Athens Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class II Recall137-2015
Health Risk: LowNov 6, 2015
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 – Athens Foods, Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label.
The steak fiesta, beef filled dough, items were produced on Sept. 23, 2015 and have a best by code of 11/23/16. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
• 4 count trays of “Athens Steak Fiesta Blossoms.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to foodservice locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered during labeling review by the firm who then notified FSIS.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Heather Lawson, Customer Service, at (216) 676-8500 ext. 1337. Media with questions about the recall can contact Russell Benghiat, Public Relations, at (216) 831-8580.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or
offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from
receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level,
need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses
through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food
drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the
area(s) your food bank serves.