February 10, 2000
Advance Food Co. 211,000 Pounds of Cubed Beef Steak Fritters for
Enid, OK (SafetyAlerts) - Advance Food Co., Inc.
is voluntarily recalling approximately 211,000 pounds of steak product because it may
contain an undeclared blend of buttermilk and whey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
The recalled product is "STEAK FOR COUNTRY
FRYING - Fully Cooked Cubed Beef Steak Fritters" in 2.5 pound packages. "Est.
2260Y" appears inside the USDA mark of inspection on the package. The product was
distributed at the retail level throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
The recall applies to packages that do not declare
"Buttermilk Blend (Buttermilk, Whey)" in the ingredient statement on the carton.
These cartons are also marked with one of the following identifying code numbers
printed on the back of the carton: the letter D followed by any four digit number; or one
of these specific codes: E0012, E0071, E0141, E0191, E0221, E0251, E0261, or E0311.
Milk and whey products are known
allergens. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or whey products run
the risk of possible serious allergic reactions if they consume these products.
"Because of the potential hazard
for people with milk and whey allergies, we urge those consumers to check their
refrigerators and freezers. If those consumers find the recalled products, they should not
eat them and should return them to the point of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, Food
Safety Inspection Service administrator.
The problem was discovered by the
company, who alerted FSIS that the ingredients were missing from the package=s ingredient
Anyone concerned about an illness or
allergic reaction should contact a physician immediately.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may contact David Holland, director of customer service, Advance Food Co., tel.
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