An Oklahoma company is recalling approximately 8,888 pounds of frozen meat and poultry pie products distributed to restaurants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday, because the sauces are misbranded and contain sodium benzoate, a food preservative, which does not appear on package labels and is not approved for use as an added ingredient in meat and poultry products.
Original Fried Pies of Davis, OK, was informed of the problem during routine FSIS verification.
There have been no reports of illnesses or adverse reactions, and this is a Class III recall, meaning the product is not likely to cause adverse consequences.
The recalled products include:
– 4-pound sealed bags of “CHEESE SAUCE WITH EGG & SAUSAGE.”
– 4-pound sealed bags of “CHEESE SAUCE WITH EGG & BACON.”
– 4-pound sealed bags of “CHEESE SAUCE WITH BROCCOLI AND WHITE MEAT CHICKEN.”
– 4-pound sealed bags of “SAUCE WITH VEGETABLES AND WHITE MEAT CHICKEN.”
The products bear the establishment number “EST. 33883” or “P-33883” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the ‘Made in Oklahoma’ logo on the label. The products were produced between April 27 and Oct. 27, 2011 and distributed for use in restaurants in Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s owner, Bo Fulton, at 580-369-7830.© Food Safety News