WASHINGTON – Unibright Foods Inc., a Bell Gardens establishment, is recalling approximately 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with metal extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Jan. 8.
The health risk is classified as high. The following products are subject to recall:
- 2.2 lb. packages of “Mishima Sukiyaki Beef” bearing the establishment number “EST.1163” inside the USDA mark of inspection and package ID number “15069.”
- 1.7 lb. packages of “Mishima Gingered Pork” bearing the establishment number “EST.1163” inside the USDA mark of inspection and package ID number “15059.”
The beef product was produced between Aug. 12, 2014, and Dec. 16, 2014. The gingered pork product was produced between Aug. 5, 2014, and Aug. 6, 2014. The products were shipped to institutions and retail outlets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.
The problem was reported to Unibright Foods Inc. by a distributor who was notified by a restaurant in Illinois that they found a stainless steel wire in a sukiyaki beef product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of the product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that 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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Jacob Fernandez at (562) 806-3221.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at http://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. 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.