Frank Bertolino & Bellissimo Beef Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Frank Bertolino & Bellissimo Beef Recall [US]F.B. Packing Co. recalls an estimated 8,430 pounds of Shaved Beef Products due to suspected plastic fragment contamination, a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/p2OP309Ls9H

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2017/rnr-021-2017

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Shaved Beef Products are subject to this recall:

  • Ten (10)-pound poly bag packages containing thin-sliced (“shaved”) pieces of Frank Bertolino Beef Co. Inc. Certified Angus Beef XL Shaved Steak with a case code of 71888
  • Ten (10)-pound poly bag packages containing thin-sliced (“shaved”) pieces of Bellissimo Silver Beef Shaved Steak with a case code of 71882

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Shaved Beef can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17994A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled cases bear a use-by date of 7/21/2017. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Massachusetts.

The problem was discovered when the firm was notified of the foreign matter by a retail store. The product contained readily visible, long, thin strands of clear soft plastic from packaging material. Because the plastic is readily visible and identifiable, it is highly unlikely that it would be consumed and, therefore, the health risk is extremely low.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Shaved Beef, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Mr. Leo Bertolino, President at F.B. Packing Co, 1-617-269-6340.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Plastic Fragments, please search for “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to contaminated Beef, please search for “beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-021-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 8380-2017
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