WASHINGTON – AdvancePierre Foods is recalling more than 15,000 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain pieces of plastic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Thursday after the company received complaints from two customers who each received an oral injury upon eating the product.
The problem was a result of a piece of a plastic bin falling into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces.
The products subject to recall include:
• 22.75-oz. pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks.”
• 8.5-lb. cases, each containing six pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks.”
The packages bear the establishment number “EST. 2260Y” in the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the package and a “BEST BY” date of March 21, 2014 stamped on a label on the back of the package along with the case code of 1523560202.
The products were distributed to one retail chain across 29 states, including Texas and Oklahoma.
All products were produced on Dec. 21, 2012.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888.
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. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.