Florida Firm Recalls Beef Pattie and Chub Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Class I Recall 048-2013
Health Risk: High Aug 28, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 – Pride Foods, a Raiford, Fla., establishment, is recalling approximately 116,404 pounds of beef pattie and chub products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.

The products subject to recall include: [Labels (PDF Only)]

10-lb. cases of 3, 4, and 6 oz. “Savory Beef Patties.” These products were exported to the Bahamas and distributed throughout the Caribbean.
10-lb. cases of 4 oz. “Beef Patties.” This product was exported to the Bahamas and distributed throughout the Caribbean.
24-lb. cases of 1 lb. “Beef Pattie Mix” chubs. This product was distributed to a food bank in Pennsylvania.

The products bear the establishment number “EST. 18506” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. All products were produced between Dec. 1, 2012, and Aug. 27, 2013.

The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector during a routine label review before export. The problem is believed to have occurred due to an oversight after using a unique label for one customer. The products contain Textured Vegetable Protein that is formulated with soy. Soy was not reflected on the products’ labels.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS 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 FSIS website at Recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Ryan Yax, Manager, at (813) 890-6541.