Food Safety and Inspection Service

08/31/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/31/2019 19:53

American Beef Packers, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products Deemed Unfit for Human Consumption

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2019 - American Beef Packers, Inc., a Chino, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,428 pounds of raw beef products that are deemed unfit for human consumption, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS inspection personnel retained the carcass and collected a sample for further analysis. Prior to test results being received, the carcass was erroneously released and further processed into raw intact and non-intact beef products, which were distributed in commerce.

The raw beef items were produced and packaged on Aug. 21, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • Bulk pack combo bins containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 85 BONELESS BEEF CHUCKS' with LOT NO.110 and BIN No. 85 and BIN No. 86.
  • Bulk pack combo bins containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF' with LOT NO. 110 and BIN No. 81, BIN No. 82 and BIN No. 83.
  • Bulk pack combo bins containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 85 BONELESS BEEF' with LOT NO. 25-110 and BIN No. 84 and LOT NO 110 and BIN No. 88.
  • Cases containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 8/10 #1' with codes BT190821-1178, BT190821-1185, BT190821-1188, BT190821-1190, and BT190821-1194.
  • 66.2-lb. case containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 10 UP #1' with code BT190821-1186.
  • Bulk pack combo bin containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS 90 BONELESS BEEF SIRLOINS' with LOT NO. 24-110 and BIN No. 80.
  • Cases containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS TERDERLOIN 4 UP' with codes BT190821-1160, BT190821-1161, BT190821-1162, BT190821-1163, BT190821-1167, BT190821-1168, BT190821-1169, and BT190821-1170.
  • Cases containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS RIBEYE 10 UP' with codes BT190821-1187 and BT190821-1192.
  • Cases containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS TENDERLOIN 3/4' with codes BT190821-1155, BT190821-1157, BT190821-1171, BT190821-1200, BT190821-1201, BT190821-1202, BT190821-1203, BT190821-1204, and BT190821-1205.
  • 50-lb. cases containing 'AMERICAN BEEF PACKERS DESC: BEEF FOR FURTHER PROCESSING 75/25' with lot code 08347412719.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. 34741' inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to federal establishments in California and Oregon.

The firm notified FSIS on Aug. 30, 2019 that a carcass that was pending laboratory results had been erroneously released and further processed into raw intact and non-intact beef products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and consumers' refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kari Godbey Houchens, Regulatory Manager, American Beef Packers, Inc. at (909) 628-4888 ext. 123.

Consumers with food safety questions can 'Ask Karen,' the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.