July 16, 1999
Foods Recalls Undercooked Beef Tips
WASHINGTON, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Gorges/Quik-To-Fix Foods, Inc., a Harlingen, Texas,
processing plant is voluntarily recalling approximately 600,000 pounds of product because
some of the product may have been undercooked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food
Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products involved are all
3-pound cartons (each containing two 1.5 pound pouches) of "Haugin's Pride Beef Tips
and Gravy" and "Schwan's Beef Tips and Gravy." "EST 7261A"
appears inside the USDA inspection seal on the label. No other product is affected by the
The code on the user carton and
pouch starts with "SW" or has an 11-digit code with the middle three digits
being "HRE" and the other digits being numerals. The recall covers product
produced from March 1 through July 15.
The products were distributed
nationwide to consumers through retail outlets and food service firms, and in Canada by a
home delivery system firm.
"Because of the potential for
foodborne illness, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it
and to return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
FSIS was notified by the company
after a food service distributor received consumer notification that a package of the
product contained undercooked meat. FSIS will monitor the course of the recall.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may call company representative David Culwell at (888) 456-8070.
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