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News Release

Texas Natural Meats Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Specified Risk Materials Contamination

Class II Recall 122-2017
Health Risk: Low Nov 15, 2017

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

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 – Texas Natural Meats, a Lott, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 116 pounds of beef tongue products that may be contaminated with specified risk materials (SRMs), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw intact beef tongue items were produced on various dates between April 1, 2016 and Nov. 11, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 1.72-lb. cryovac packages of frozen “Beef Tongue”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34449” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to product owners and further distributed in Texas.                           

The problem was discovered on Nov. 15, 2017 by FSIS, while conducting inspection verification activities.

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 and media with questions about the recall can contact C.W. Whorton, Plant Manager, at (254) 584-0115.

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 Nov 16, 2017