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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carne Asada Recall

California Firm Recalls Beef Products Produced without Inspection

Congressional and Public Affairs
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Neil Gaffney

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 – Bobby Salazar’s Mexican Foods, a Fowler, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,560 pounds of chopped beef products produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following product is subject to recall [View Label]:
  • 16-lb. cases containing 4-lb. bags of “CARNE ASADA CHOPPED BEEF &

Each bag bears the establishment number “21269” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on April 19, 2011 and May 11, 2011, and shipped to a distributor and restaurants in California for further distribution.

The problem was discovered by the FSIS Alameda District Office, which determined that the company had produced the product outside of normal hours of operation when inspectors would have been present. 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumer and media questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company quality assurance manager, Elena Juarez at (559) 834-4558.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at 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.
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