Sometimes it just seems like there are more recalls than there are safe products to eat. Food production is particularly difficult industry, and one misstep can cause an entire batch of a product to go awry. Such is the case with the most recent recall out of Buda, Texas. Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. is recalling about 167 pounds of frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on February 20, 2018.
The undeclared allergen in question is milk, and it is lacking from the ingredient list. The frozen beef patty and gravy items are heat treated, but not fully cooked. The recall specifically deals with those products produced on November 8, 2018. The following product is subject to the recall:
- 8.75 oz. board cartons labeled as "NIGHT HAWK BEEF PATTY 'N GRAVY, CHARBROILED BEEF PATTY and GRAVY, POTATO ROUNDS and SWEET CORN."
The products from the Texas establishment subject to this recall bear the establishment number "EST. 2117" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The patties were shipped to locations throughout Louisiana and Texas. There have been no confirmed reports of negative reactions after consuming these products.
Two customer complaints alerted FSIS to the problem with the frozen beef products when they phoned to complain of mislabeled products. The cartons contain beef patties, mashed potatoes, and cheese. The wrong product packaging lists potato rounds and sweet corn.
Consumers who purchased these products are urged not to consume them and should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Those with questions can contact Michelle Anselment, chief operating officer, Night Hawk Frozen Foods at 512-295-4166 X 107.