Hoyo, SBC, of Bloomington, MN, is recalling approximately 1,046 pounds of ready-to-eat beef sambusa products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin, wire-like metal.

These items were shipped to schools in Minnesota. While the product was distributed to schools, it was through a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety for the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that it received a report from a school that food handlers found thin, wire-like metal on the outside of the product during preparation. The material was not reported to be embedded in the product.

The frozen, ready-to-eat beef sambusa items were produced on Dec. 30, 2022, and Feb. 21, 2023. 

Recalled product:

  • Bulk boxes containing 75 pieces of “HOYO Beef Sambusa Ground Beef Pastry with Onions and Spices” and lot codes N341-S and N333-S.

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 47424” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some products may be in school freezers. Schools are urged not to serve this product. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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