Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chunky Grilled Steak with Vegetables Canned Soup Product That May Be Under-Processed
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-047-2009 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, September 8, 2009 - Bay Valley Foods, LLC, a Pittsburgh, Pa., establishment is recalling approximately 6,490 pounds of a chunky grilled steak with vegetables canned soup product due to possible underprocessing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following product is subject to recall:
18.6 - oz. metal cans of Stater Bros. brand, "CHUNKY GRILLED SIRLOIN STEAK WITH VEGETABLES" Ready to Serve Soup. The front of each label bears the USDA mark of inspection. Additionally, the "Use By/Sell By" date "11/10/10," and the establishment number, "EST. 108," are printed on the top of each can. Each case contains a total of twelve (12) cans and may be identified by the code "70411108."
The canned soup products were produced on November 10, 2008 and were distributed to retail establishments in California. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses from consumption of these products. 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.
Consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company's Consumer Affairs Hotline at 800-236-1119; media inquiries should be directed to Ron Bottrell, Hill & Knowlton, Inc., at (312) 446-6595.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
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