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From: TSS (216-119-132-78.ipset12.wt.net)
Subject: 170,000 LBS. CANADIAN ground beef pattie SLIPS BY USA TRIPLE FIREWALL SEALED BORDERS 'RECALL'
Date: October 21, 2004 at 8:29 am PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 170,000 LBS. CANADIAN ground beef pattie SLIPS BY USA TRIPLE FIREWALL SEALED BORDERS 'RECALL'
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:36:28 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Recall Notification Report 028-2004

Product(s) Recalled:
Raw and Frozen Ground Beef Patties

Production Dates/Identifying Codes:
Produced July 15, 16, 19 and 20, 2004. Products subject to recall include:

* 5-pound boxes of "PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE
PATTIES" with a packaging code of 1974 or 2024
* 3-pound boxes of "PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE
PATTIES" with a packaging code of 1974 or 2024
* 3-pound boxes of "The Philly Homestyle Beef Patty" with a
packaging code of 1984 or 2014. The products also bear the
establishment number "EST. 2748" inside the USDA mark of inspection.


Problem/Reason for Recall:
The product is mislabeled and ineligible for entry into the U.S. from
Canada.

How/When Discovered:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA, discovered the incident and
notified FSIS who contacted the firm and initiated the recall action.

Federal Establishment:
02748 M
Quaker Maid Meats Inc.
521 Carroll Street
Reading, PA 19611

Consumer Contact:
Todd Bray, General Manager, President, (610) 376-1500 Ext. # 114

Media Contact:
Todd Bray, General Manager, President, (610) 376-1500 Ext. # 114

Quantity Recalled:
Approximately 170,000 pounds

Distribution:
Shipped to retail stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and Maine

Recall Classification:
Class III

Recall Notification Level:
Retail

Press Release:
Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Ground Beef Patties Due To Mislabeling


Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Ground Beef Patties Due To Mislabeling

Recall Release CLASS III RECALL
FSIS-RC-028-2004 HEALTH RISK: NONE

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113; FAX: (202) 690-0460
Steven Cohen

WASHINGTON, DC - July 28, 2004 - Quaker Maid Meats, Inc., a Reading,
Penn., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 170,000 pounds of
ground beef patties due to mislabeling. The beef patties were partially
made from Canadian product that was mislabeled and ineligible for import
to the U.S.

Products subject to recall include:

* 5-pound boxes of "PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE
PATTIES" with a packaging code of 1974 or 2024.
* 3-pound boxes of "PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE
PATTIES" with a packaging code of 1974 or 2024.
* 3-pound boxes of "The Philly Homestyle Beef Patty" with a
packaging code of 1984 or 2014.


The products also bear the "Est. 2748" inside the USDA mark of
inspection. The patties were produced on July 15, 16, 19 and 20 and were
shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and
Maine.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact company
General Manager Todd Bray at 610-376-1500, ext. 114.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat
and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (l-888-674-6854). The hotline is
available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4
p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages
are available 24 hours a day.
Product label photos:
Label of 5-pound boxes of PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE PATTIES
Label of 3-pound boxes of The Philly Homestyle Beef Patty
Label of 3-pound boxes of PHILLY-GOURMET, 100% PURE BEEF, HOMESTYLE PATTIES
#

Direct Notification Means:
The firm has notified its customers orally and will follow up in writing.

FSIS Follow-up Activities:
Effectiveness checks by the FSIS, Office of Field Operations (OFO).

Other Agencies Involved:
None

FSIS Contacts:

* Compliance/Recall Coordinator: (215) 597-4219
* Recall Management Staff: (202) 690-6389
* Media Inquiries: (202) 720-9113
* Congressional Inquiries: (202) 720-3897
* Consumer Inquiries: 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854); TTY,
1-800-256-7072
*


Date of Recall Meeting:
July 28, 2004

Recall Case Number:
028-2004

> CLASS III RECALL
> FSIS-RC-028-2004 HEALTH RISK: NONE
>

no health risk from Canadian beef???

THEN WHY THE DAMN RECALL$$$

TSS






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