Peppers Recall Spurs Ukrop’s Product Recall

Labels released by FSIS, combined for easier viewing.
Labels released by FSIS, combined for easier viewing.

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Turkey, Pork, And Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Released by Brittany C. Woodland, fsis.usda.gov

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, a Richmond, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,881 pounds of turkey, pork, and beef  products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat turkey, pork, and beef items were packed on April 1 and 2, 2016, and exhibit sell-by dates of April 4 and 5, 2016.  The following products are subject to recall:

  • 185.02-lb. of individually packaged 9.25 OZ “ROASTED TURKEY & COLBY JACK PINWHEELS.”
  • 161.82-lb. of individually packaged 9.25 OZ “BLACK FOREST HAM & PROVOLONE PINWHEELS.”
  • 153.70-lb. of individually packaged 9.25 OZ “ANGUS ROAST BEEF & CHEDDAR PINWHEELS.”
  • 821.76-lb. of 41OZ trays of “HONEY HAM & HONEY TURKEY PINWHEEL TRAY.”
  • 806.40-lb. of 41OZ trays of “HONEY TURKEY & HAVARTI PINWHEEL TRAY.”
  • 752.64-lb. of 41OZ trays of “HONEY HAM & SWISS PINWHEEL TRAY.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “EST. 19979” and “P-19979” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were distributed to retail locations in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The problem was discovered on April 4, 2016, when Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods received notice from their distributor of the recall involving Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips.   The red pepper strips were recalled by Roland Foods, LLC on April 1, 2016, due to the possible presence of glass fragments in the product.

Roland Foods, LLC, of New York, NY, in cooperation with the manufacturer in Peru, is initiating a voluntary recall of specific lots of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips due to the possible presence of glass fragments in the product, therefore posing a potential health hazard. Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips were distributed nationwide and to Canada to food distributors, food service customers, and super market chains for further distribution or use.

The following product was subject to the voluntary recall:

  • Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips, NET Wt. 5 LB. 8 OZ. can
  • Item #: 45628
  • Lot #s: 427, 428, 432, 437
  • UPC #: 10041224456287 (carton) and 041224456280 (can)
  • Pack Size: 6 x 5 LB. 8 OZ. cans per shipping carton
  • Production Codes (code is ink jet printed on the top of the can):
    G1 MSS 1 P0929 and G1 MSS 2 P0929
  • Carton Markings:
    • ITEM 45628
    • LOT #s: 427, 428, 432, 437
    • Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips
    • Roland®
    • UPC 10041224456287

No other sizes of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips or products are affected by the voluntary recall. No illnesses have been reported as of April 1. The recall was initiated after the firm received customer complaints of glass in the product. The recalling firm has notified the manufacturer of the findings in order to conduct an investigation as to what caused the problem. Consumers can visit www.rolandfood.com, or contact its Consumer Hotline at 800.221.4030 x.222, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern Time, for further information about the voluntary recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the meat and cheese products listed above. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Susan Rowe, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods’ Customer Service Manager, at 804.340.3104.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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: www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

The Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods recall is a Class 1 recall, which the FSIS defines as “This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

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