A Texas company is recalling approximately 22,100 pounds of frozen carne guisada distributed to restaurants in Texas and Louisiana because the product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.
Supreme Meat Purveyors of San Antonio recalled the carne guisada after an FSIS inspector discovered the error during an in-plant label review. The case label lists “beef base” as an ingredient. Soy, an ingredient in the beef base, is not listed as an ingredient.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product.
The recall is for cases containing two, 5-lb. bags of frozen Carne Guisada with a case code of 71087/506004, 500233 or 600100 and the establishment number EST. 20676 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product was produced on various dates from Oct. 25, 2010 to Oct. 19, 2011.
After observing an increase in the number of products recalled this year due to the presence of undeclared allergens or other ingredients, FSIS issued new instructions and FSIS personnel are charged with making establishments aware of the importance and prevalence of undeclared allergens in meat and poultry products, and how to best ensure labels are kept accurate and current to protect vulnerable consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Sue Rosen, office manager, at 210-224-9672.© Food Safety News