Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats to recall beef products in US


US-based Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats is set to recall nearly 4,015lb of beef patties over misbranding and undeclared allergens.

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the products contain elements of soy, a known allergen, which has not been declared on the product label.

The problem was identified by FSIS personnel at the time of conducting label review verification activities.

Produced on 26 August last year through 4 May this year, the frozen raw beef patties were shipped to wholesale locations in New York.

The products that were subject to recall bear establishment number ‘EST. 4625’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

"The problem was identified by FSIS personnel at the time of conducting label review verification activities."

Products subject to recall are 5lb boxes containing four, six, eight and ten patties a pound of ‘MINEO & SAPIO BEEF PATTIES’.

Ford Brothers has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS urged consumers not to consume these products and advised them to throw away or return the products to the place of purchase.

Ford Brothers is a wholesale distributor of beef, pork and poultry products in West Valley, New York.

FSIS conducts recall effectiveness checks routinely in order to see that appropriate steps are in place to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.


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