Foreign Object Contamination – Pieces of Plastic

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2013 – A frozen food establishment, is recalling approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak products because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The firm alerted FSIS after the company received complaints from two customers who each received an oral injury upon eating the product. The problem was a result of a piece of a plastic bin being introduced into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

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Detectapro monitors recall situations in the food processing industry and have noticed that a significant number of recalls could have been averted if Detectapro metal detectable products would have been in place on the production line.

Avoid foreign object contamination, use metal detectable products when possible.


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