Inspection Error Leads to 41-Ton Beef Recall

The 51-pound boxes of various raw beef items were imported earlier this month.

Frozen Beef Or Steaks

Farmers Branch, Texas-based La Bodega Meat LLC, is recalling approximately 83,038 pounds of raw beef products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.

The 51-pound boxes of various raw beef items were imported on June 2 and June 3, 2020. They included various cuts of steak, sirloin and brisket. They were shipped to distributor locations in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas for food service and retail sales. Product at the retail level will not have any unique identifying labels. The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported 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 in distributors’, retailers’ and consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Distributors in possession of these products are urged not to further distribute them. Retailers who have obtained these products are urged not to sell them. 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.

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