Over 7,000 Pounds of Texas Beef Recalled After Skipping Inspection

A recall involving around 7,146 pounds of raw beef products has been issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for Texas Meat Packers, a Fort Worth company. Each of the 7,000+ pounds of product were produced and packaged without a federal inspection, deeming it a high health risk.

The items were produced on March 23 and 24 of 2018 and were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The problem was realized on March 30, 2018 when an inspection personnel reviewed records and discovered that the establishment had not been inspected on March 24.  

And while there are no reports of illness from these products as of yet, the USDA urges customers to return or discard these products.

Beef Recall
FSIS

The following frozen and fresh beef products are under recall from the USDA:

  • 5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “BEEF SKIRT DICED FOR TACOS,” with a case code of 1470 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18.
  • 5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “PRESEASONED BEEF FOR FAJITAS,” with a case code of 36989 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18 and a use-by date of 03/23/19.
  • Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS BEEF, FAJITA SEASONED STEAK, BEEF FLANK STEAK FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/23/18 and 03/24/18, a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248261 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.
  • Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS, FAJITA SEASONED STRIPS, BEEF FLANK STRIPS FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/24/18, and a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248253 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.

Each of the affected products have the establishment number “EST. 34715” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

If you have any questions about the recall that we did not cover, please contact Shane Fresh, vice president of quality assurance for Patterson Foods, at (817) 546-3561.
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