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News Release

Blossom Foods, LLC Recalls Frozen Meat Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 098-2017
Health Risk: High Aug 26, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2017 – Blossom Foods, LLC, an Oakland, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,092 pounds of beef, chicken and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The frozen assorted meat and poultry items were produced from Aug. 23, 2016 to Aug. 23, 2017 and bear an expiration date that is one year from the date of packaging. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 6.6-lb. case of “Barbequed Beef, Corn, Baked Beans”
  • 5.5-lb. case of “Barbeque Beef”
  • 10-lb. case of “Savory Beef”
  • 5.5-lb. case of “Sesame chicken
  • 10-lb. case of “Spanish Beef”
  • 5.5-lb. case of “Barbeque Pork”
  • 5.5-lb. case of “Breakfast Sausage”
  • 10-lb. case of “Beef”
  • 6.5-lb. case of “Chicken and Dumplings, Peas, Rutabaga”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 51200” or “P-51200” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional locations in California and Ohio.

The problem was discovered on Aug. 22, 2017 when FSIS Inspection Program Personnel observed that the establishment utilizes a soy protein concentrate in the production of several products, but the finished product labels do not declare soy. In addition, some of the same products contain wheat flour and wheat is also not declared on the finished product labels.  

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Sue Adams, CEO, at (510) 893-3244.

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 10 a.m. to 6 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.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Sep 21, 2017