WASHINGTON, November 7, 2019 – Rastelli Bros., Inc., operating as Rastelli Foods Group, an establishment in Sweden, recalls approximately 130,644 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with others materials, especially plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Administration (FSIS) announced today.
Raw beef products are manufactured from October 3, 2019 to October 15, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)]
- Packs of vacuum sealed 16-ounces containing "100% NATURAL GRAINEDKIEN GRAINEDIK GRAINEDIK GRAINEDIK BEEF 85% LEAN, 15% FAT ”with case codes 9276, 9283, 9287 or 9288 and use or freeze as of 1
- Vacuum sealed, 16 oz packs containing "NATURAL RANCHER 100% ORGANIC LAND WITHOUT 93% LEAN, 7% FAT" with housing code 9276, 9283, 9287 or 9288 and use or freezing. 19. , 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19 and 11/11/19.
The recalled products bear the identification number "EST. 7877-A ”on the USDA Verification Mark. These items were shipped to distribution centers and further shipped to outlets in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland.
The problem was discovered after FSIS received consumer complaints through the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. The company also notifies FSIS that they have received a consumer complaint directly.
No reported adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.
FSIS is concerned that a product may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products must be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS regularly conducts download performance checks to ensure that reminder companies notify their customers of the download and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer accessible to consumers.
Consumers with download questions can contact Mike Kelly, Vice President of Sales at Rastelli, at (856) 803-1100. Media members with questions about the withdrawal can contact Raymond Rastelli, Jr., president and owner of Rastelli, at (856) 803-1100.
Consumers with Food Safety Questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at no charge at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10:00 AM until 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages at Ask USDA or email MPHotline@usda.gov. For users who have to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online electronic consumer complaint monitoring system can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/ . evidence19659013]