|Congressional and Public Affairs
Neil GaffneyWASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 – On-Cor Frozen Foods, a Geneva, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 605 pounds of frozen boneless rib-shaped patties with barbecue sauce because they may have been mispackaged and labeled as Salisbury steak products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The products subject to recall include: [View Label]
The products, which were produced on July 9, 2012, have a product UPC number of “070575040091″ and the following code date located on the right end panel: “BEST BY Jul 09 2013, 1912 11:__ EST 1044G.” The products were distributed to retail establishments in Iowa.
The problem was discovered as a result of complaints reported to the company by consumers and may have occurred because of incorrect cartons being interspersed during the packaging process.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Plant Manager, Barney Baillie, at (630) 402-2301. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Customer Service Manager, Julie Hooghkirk at (630) 692-2241.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative that allows you to ask food safety-related questions 24 hours a day. Visit Ask Karen at AskKaren.gov or call USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). Recorded messages are available 24 hours a day and the Hotline is staffed with food safety experts, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Ask Karen is available as an app for your iPad, iPhone, or Android mobile device, so you can take her with you to the grocery store, to the barbecue grill, or wherever you may have food safety questions. Go to m.AskKaren.gov on your mobile device’s browser, or download the app for free from the Android app store.