Recalls are rampant in 2018 and we've seen everything from faulty smoke detectors, incendiary lightbulbs, and even Sam's Club canned chicken. The newest recall issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service division is for 14,525 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable, pulled barbqued beef products. The reason for the recall is for possible foreign matter inside, specifically rubber.
The products subject to recall were produced on September 23, 2017 and bear the establishment number "EST. 1917" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to retail locations specifically in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The following items are subject to recall.
- 14-oz. sealed plastic tray covered with a paper sleeve containing pulled (shredded) barbequed beef labeled "Bar-B-Q Sauce With Pulled Beef" with Julian pack date 17266 printed on the label.
The error was discovered when the company received two consumer complaints about rubber in the product, but there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption. If you've purchased these items, FSIS highly recommends consumers throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. Specifically, FSIS is concerned that you have these items in your freezer so please check.