Huisken Meat Company Recalls Beef Products

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Angus Burgers Recalled Due To Possible Wood Contamination

Released by Veronika Medina, Congressional and Public Affairs via (United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minnesota establishment, is recalling approximately 89,568 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous wood materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion items were produced on various dates between November 19, 2015, and December 9, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2-lb. boxes containing 6 pieces of “Sam’s Choice Black Angus Beef Patties with 19% Vidalia® Onion.”
    with Use By dates   05/17/2016;   05/29/2016; and   06/06/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 394A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The foreign material originated with an incoming ingredient and was discovered during production.*

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to 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

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Debbie Green, Customer Service Manager, at 618.857.4011. Media with questions about the recall can contact Mike Riley, VP of Sales, at (618) 857-4062.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone 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 10am to 4pm 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:

USDA Recall Classifications for this recall is Class II, which means: “This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”

* Ed. Note: According to the carton label, the product ingredients are “Black Angus Beef, Vidalia® Onion, Salt, Natural Flavorings.” The USDA recall notice above does not include the name of the “incoming ingredient” which contained “extraneous wood materials”.

Product Label for Recall, Provided by FSIS

FSIS Black Angus Carton Label provided with Recall Notice: Source: FSIS.
FSIS Black Angus Carton Label provided with Recall Notice: Source: FSIS.
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