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Recall: Diced Beef with Broken Conveyor Belt Bits

RSW Distributors of Forest City, NC is recalling 3,104 pounds of seasoned diced beef that may contain pieces of a damaged conveyor belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday. Some of the beef was sent to schools.

FSIS said it had instructed the company to hold the diced beef, produced on Dec. 9, 2011, after a conveyor belt broke during processing. But the meat was inadvertently shipped, including to schools in South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington that are part of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. 

There have been no reports of injury.

The recall is for cases containing four 8-lb. vacuum-sealed 10×22 inch pouches of “SEASONED COOKED BEEF (DICED) Manufactured by Culinary Standards” with EST. 8318 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases also bear the USDA Process Control Certification Program seal.

For more contact Pam Higgs, the company’s Vice President of Customer Relations, at 800-778-3434, ext. 22. 

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