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‘Steak’ Recalled Because It’s Turkey

An Oklahoma company is recalling approximately 875 pounds of “center cut steaks” because they actually are turkey filets.

In addition, the turkey filets contain the allergens wheat and soy, and the package labels do not list wheat as an ingredient, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.


Chef’s Requested Foods of Oklahoma City was notified of the error by a retail establishment, which in turn notified FSIS. The company said the problem occurred when an employee put labels from steak processed earlier in the day on the packages of turkey filets.

The mislabeled turkey filets were produced on Oct. 6, 2011, and shipped to retail establishments in Arizona, California, Maryland, Ohio and Texas. 

There have been no reports of adverse health reactions.

The recall is for 10-oz. plastic double cup packages labeled as “Chef’s Requested Center Cut Steak Hand Trimmed, Bacon Wrapped Beef Steaks Enhanced with up to twenty percent of a lightly seasoned solution.”

The packages have the establishment number “EST. 5792” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the package label and “Use or Freeze by 11/12/11” inkjetted on the side.

Consumers with questions may contact the company’s compliance manager, Keith Anyong, at 405-239-2610. 

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  • Mexoplex

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