According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspective Service (FSIS), almost 90,000 pounds of Huisken Meat Company beef products could be contaminated with “extraneous wood materials.” The wood material was discovered during the production stage and originated with an incoming ingredient. As a result Huisken has ordered a recall on the affected product, which was distributed nationwide.
The only Huisken Meat Company item believed to be impacted by the beef recall is the Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion products manufactured from Nov. 19, 2015, through Dec. 9, 2015. The products were sold in individual two-pound boxes, each containing six pieces of “Sam’s Choice Black Angus Beef Patties with 19 percent Vidalia Onion.” The Use By dates of the recalled beef products range from May 17, May 29 and June 6, 2016. The USDA Mark of Inspection should notate the recalled items with an establishment number of “EST. 394A.”
While no adverse reactions have yet been reported by consumers, anyone who has consumed the recalled beef product and is concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider regarding treatment options.
Consumers that have identified one or more of the recalled Huisken Meat Company beef products are asked to either return it to the place of purchase or simply discard it.
For more information about the beef recall, contact Huisken Meat Company’s Customer Service Manager at 618-857-4011.
For more information on food safety and how to best protect your family from foodborne illness, visit the USDA’s FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov.