Ellison Meat Company Beef Sirloin Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||January 27, 2012|
|What:||Ellison Meat Company Beef Sirloin Top Butt Steak|
|Why:||Misbranded; Milk allergen not declared on the label|
|Scope:||Montana, North Dakota, Texas foodservices|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that J&B Group, a St. Michael, Minnesota establishment, is recalling approximately 2,645 pounds of its Ellison Meat Company Beef Sirloin Top Butt Steak because the products are misbranded and contain milk, a food 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 Montana, North Dakota, 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.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.