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Airline, Hospital Ready-to-Eat Meals Recalled

A California company is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ready-to-eat meals that were sent to distribution centers in the Los Angeles County area, which may have sold them to airlines and hospitals, because they were produced without federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Wednesday.

According to the FSIS news release, Judy’s Catering of Burbank produces these meals on an intermittent basis and requests FSIS inspection before operating. When FSIS personnel recently visited the plant to collect data, they found that the company had produced meals on certain dates without FSIS inspectors present.

FSIS said it may take additional regulatory action. 

There have been no reports of illness.

 

Judy’s Catering of Burbank is recalling:

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Chicken Rosemary w/ couscous & mixed vegetable”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “Chicken Rosemary w/ couscous & mixed — vegetable”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Chicken Rosemary Kosher for — Passover”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “Chicken Rosemary Kosher for Passover”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Y/C Chicken Rosemary w/ Mixed Vegetable & Roast Potato”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “Y/C Chicken Rosemary w/ Mixed Vegetable & Roast Potato”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Y/C Roast Beef w/ Mixed Vegetable & a Starch”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “Y/C Roast Beef w/ Mixed Vegetable & a Starch”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “F/C Chicken Marsala w/ Mixed Vegetables & a Starch”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “F/C Chicken Marsala w/ Mixed Vegetables & a Starch”

— 7-in. by 4-in. aluminum containers of Hacor “Chicken Cacciatore (Chicken Stew) w/ Mixed Vegetable & Roast Potato”

— 9-in. by 5-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Saffron Chicken”

— 9-in. by 5-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Saffron chicken kebob w/ mixed vegetables & rice”

— 9-in. by 5-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Meatloaf w/ rice & carrots”

— 9-in. by 5-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Roasted turkey w/ orzo pasta & green beans”

— 9-in. by 5-in. aluminum containers of Emuna Foods “Beef Goulash (Beef Stew) w/ Mixed Vegetable & a Starch”

The recalled products listed bear the establishment number “P-21579” or “EST. 21579” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the product label. The products also can be identified by the production dates or lot numbers 4/27/11, 6/15/11, 8/10/11, 9/12/11, or 9/13/11. The products have a six-month shelflife and can also be identified by expiration dates 10/27/11, 12/15/11, 2/10/12, 3/12/12, or 3/13/12. 

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at 818-953-9649. 

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