Beef Recall 28 Jan 12

J&B Group, Inc., a St. Michael, Minn., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products because the products are misbranded and contain an undeclared allergen.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday that the products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not noted on the label.

The products subject to recall are:

10.5-lb cases of 28 count, 6 oz. “ELLISON MEAT COMPANY BEEF SIRLOIN TOP BUTT STEAK, CAP OFF, NO ROLL, MARINATED,” with an identifying case code of “62149.”

10-lb cases of 16 count, 10 oz. “ELLISON MEAT COMPANY BEEF SIRLOIN TOP BUTT STEAK CAP OFF / TENDERIZED WITH FICIN & BROMELAIN,” with an identifying case code of “62151.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 15805” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 7, 2011, and were distributed for institutional use in Mont., N.D. and Texas. It should be noted that consumers may not have access to the above labeling information.

The problem, discovered by the company during a routine label review, occurred as a result of the wrong ingredient statement being entered into the company’s labeling system. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Vice President of Supply Chain, Russ Sjoquist, at 763-497-3913.