Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Pork Tasso Recall [US]


Popeyes Pork and Beef Gravy Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Fairmont Foods, Inc., a Fairmont, Minnesota establishment, recalls an estimated 35,145 pounds of Popeyes ready-to-eat Pork and Beef Gravy products due to plastic fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/QuFg30p6toI

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-072-2019-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Pork and Beef Gravy products are subject to this recall:

  • Popeyes branded Louisiana Kitchen Pork Tasso and Ground Beef Gravy, sold in 45-pound cases containing nine – 5-pound plastic bags with a product code 1F0112, a use-by date of 050220, and a time stamp ranging from 1615 to 0022.

==> 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  wholesale presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Pork Tasso and Ground Beef Gravy can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2WM” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant locations throughout Louisiana. Fairmont Foods contacted US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) after they received a report that a consumer found a piece of the soft pliable plastic in the product. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Pork Tasso products identified above.

In general, 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 Kitchen Pork Tasso and Ground Beef Gravy, 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 a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle choking and/or internal laceration.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Popeyes Pork and Beef Gravy products, please search for “pork” or “beef” as applicable using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Mr. John Heuer, Executive Vice President at Fairmont Foods, Inc. at 1-507-238-9001 during normal business hours or by e-mail at john.heuer@fairmontfoods.com. Working members of the press/media with questions about this recall can contact Mr. Mike Downs, President at Fairmont Foods, Inc. at 1-507-387-3663 or mdowns@fairmontfoods.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Plastic Fragment contamination, please search for “plastic” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Fairmont Foods, Inc., please search for “Fairmont Foods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-072-2019
Recalls Direct RIN: 11754-2019
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