WASHINGTON, D.C. -A food company is recalling a frozen food product that has been distributed nationwide.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, AdvancePierre Foods, an Enid, Okla., company is recalling approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country-fried steak products because they may contain foreign materials. The foreign material is said to be pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.
The products subject to recall include:
22.75-ounce pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks."
8.5-pound cases, each containing six pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks."
All of the products were produced on Dec. 21, 2012. The packages should bear the establishment number of "EST. 2260Y" in the U.S.D.A. mark of inspection on the front of the package. Also the package should have a "Best By" date of March 21, 2014, stamped on the label and back of the package, along with the case code of 1523560202.
The products were distributed to one retail chain in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
AdvancePierre Foods alerted FSIS 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 being introduced into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
The FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888. Media with questions about the recall should contact Jennifer Hutchison, the company's accounts director, at 312-573-5468 or 630-258-8752.