Beef Franks Recall – Soy Allergy

March 23, 2006 at 7:48 am (Allergy News!)

Recall Notification Report 001-2006
Product(s) Recalled:
Beef Franks

Production Dates/Identifying Codes:
Produced April 20, 2005 through January 4, 2006

The following products are subject to recall:

  • Three-pound boxes of “HATFIELD BEEF FRANKS.” Each box includes the establishment number, “EST. 791” inside the USDA seal of inspection and a sell by date between “7/14/05” and “3/15/06.” Each case bears the code “3321.”
  • One-pound packages of “HATFIELD BEEF FRANKS.” Each package includes the establishment number, “EST. 791” inside the USDA seal of inspection and a freshest taste by date between “1/12/06” and “3/15/06.” Each case bears the code “3318.”
  • One-pound packages of “HATFIELD BEEF FRANKS.” Each package includes the establishment number, “EST. 791” inside the USDA seal of inspection and a freshest taste by date between “1/10/06” and “3/15/06.” Each case bears the code “3319.”
  • One-pound packages of “LANCASTER BRAND BEEF FRANKS.” Each package includes the establishment number, “EST. 791” inside the USDA seal of inspection and a best by date between “1/14/06” and “2/21/06.” Each case bears the code “3289.”

Problem/Reason for Recall:
The products contain soy protein, a potential known allergen that is not declared on the label.

How/When Discovered:
The plant discovered the problem and notified FSIS.

Federal Establishment:
00791 M
Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
2700 Clemens Rd.
Hatfield, PA 19440

Consumer Contact:
Justina McIntyre, Consumer Affairs Specialist, (215) 368-2500 ext. 8130

Media Contact:
Eric Haman, Communications Spokesperson, (215) 368-2500 ext. 8840

Quantity Recalled:
Approximately 464,820 pounds

Quantity Recovered:
The firm reports recovery of 56,952 pounds of product.

Distribution:
Connecticut; Delaware; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; and West Virginia

Recall Classification:
Class II

Recall Notification Level:
Retail

Press Release:
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Beef Franks Due To Undeclared Allergen

Direct Notification Means:
The firm has notified its customers verbally and will follow-up in writing.

FSIS Follow-up Activities:
Effectiveness checks by the FSIS, Office of Field Operations (OFO).

Other Agencies Involved:
None

FSIS Contacts:

  • FSIS Recall Coordinator: (215) 597-4219
  • Recall Management: (202) 690-6389
  • Media Inquiries: (202) 720-9113
  • Congressional Inquiries: (202) 720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854); TTY, 1-800-256-7072
  • Web Site: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ (FSIS Main Page) or http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ (Recall Information)

Date of Recall Meeting:
January 05, 2006

Recall Case Number:
001-2006

Last Modified: March 2, 2006

from the USDA

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