News Alert!!: Russellville, AR: Conagra Brands Inc. recalls Salisbury Steak Products due to possible foreign matter contamination.
Conagra Brands, Inc. in Russellville, Arkansas is recalling approximately 135,159 pounds of Salisbury steak products (poultry, pork, and beef) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically bone.
In a press release on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), the family-style, heat treated, not shelf stable Salisbury steak and brown gravy products were produced on Tuesday, March 10th, 2018.
** The following products are subject to recall: **
The 27-oz. carton containing plastic shrink-wrapped packages containing 6 pieces of “Banquet FAMILY SIZE 6 SALISBURY STEAKS & BROWN GRAVY MADE WITH CHICKEN, PORK AND BEEF – GRILL MARKS ADDED” with lot code 5006 8069 10 05and a ‘BEST BY’ date of SEP 01 2019 printed on the package.
The products subject to recall bear the USDA mark of inspection with establishment number “P-115” located on the side panel of the consumer package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered after the firm received several consumer complaints and three reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of this product.
Anybody concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Conagra Brands Consumer Affairs at: 1 (800) 289-6014.
Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, Manager of Communications at: 1 (312) 549-5522.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) virtual representative available 24 hours a day at the following website address:
The toll-free United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Meat and Poultry Hotline at: 1 (888) MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10:00am to 6:00pm ET (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at the following Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) website address:
** Pictures from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (F.S.I.S.) and the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.): **