Class 1 Recall of 4,940 Pounds of Corned Beef Products in Puerto Rico
Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc. is recalling its corned beef products due to potential health risks stemming from contamination of foreign objects, such as pieces of metal.
Washington, D.C. – On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc. is recalling “4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) corned beef products” due to possible contamination. The announcement stated that foreign contaminants, including pieces of metal, were discovered “in a chub of corned beef.” This is a USDA Class 1 recall. A Class 1 recall is the most severe of the three USDA recall classifications. A Class 1 recall means that there is a “reasonable probability that the use of a product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
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Product Identification Information
The ready-to-eat corned beef product identified in the recall announcement has a lot date of February 28, 2019, and an expiration date of 4/29/2019. The recalled corned beef product is identified as a 10-pound, black cardboard box with a large red “H” and the words “Productos La Hacienda” on the front of the box. The front of the box has two USDA inspection marks placed at the upper-right corner. The recalled corned beef contains the establishment number “21217A” and is also displayed as “EST. 21217A.” These establishment numbers are found at the bottom of each of the two USDA inspection marks. The lot code is 022819, and the product has an expiration date of 04/29/2019. The box contains (2) 5-pound packages of corned beef covered with white plastic packaging material.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service also provided images of the product, and those images of the recalled corned beef may be viewed here (.pdf). A photo of the box is also viewable below.
The ready-to-eat (RTE) corned beef product manufactured by Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc. in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, was distributed to institutions and schools in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stated that this corned beef product was not part of the National School Lunch Program.
How Was the Problem Identified?
On March 7, 2019, a complaint was filed by the School Program of Puerto Rico with the manufacturer. The complaint claimed that a piece of metal was found “embedded in a chub of corned beef.” Then on March 15, 2019, Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc. initiated a recall of 4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef product. Anyone who is having an adverse reaction due to the consumption of this corned beef product should contact an emergency healthcare provider as soon as possible.
The Product May Still be in School Freezers or Refrigerators
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that there may be recalled corned beef in school refrigerators and freezers. The FSIS advises school nutritional professionals to not prepare the food product and to return the product or throw the product in the trash. Anyone with questions about the recall is asked to contact Wilfredo Figueroa, vice president of Procesadora La Hacienda, at (787) 612-7276.
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