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September 17, 2002

Golden Tiger Has Recalled frozen beef products

Los Angeles, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Golden Tiger has recalled an undetermined amount of frozen beef products for undeclared ingredients (sodium metabisulfite).

The products being recalled are:

8-oz. packages of "SAFEWAY SELECT FIRECRACKERS Beef, Cheese & Jalapeño APPETIZERS" bearing an embossed use-by date of "AUG 28 03" or before. This product was distributed to retail stores nationwide.
8-oz. packages of "SAFEWAY SELECT FIRECRACKERS Beef, Cheese & Jalapeño" bearing an embossed use-by date of "AUG 28 03" or before. One side of the package bears the French translation "PÉTARDS Beouf, fromage et jalapeño." This product was distributed to retail stores in Canada.
Approximately 6-lb. packages of "Golden Tiger BEEF & CHEESE FIRECRACKERS" bearing a date code of less than "02010." This product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide.
Each of the products bears an establishment code "EST. 9281" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

"We urge consumers to check their freezers," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "If they find any of the products listed above then consumers should not eat them but return them to the point of purchase. Diners may wish to ask if their meals contain the recalled products."

The problem was discovered by Golden Tiger and reported to FSIS.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Jerry Kobayashi, vice president, Golden Tiger, at (323) 582-2872.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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