Wisconsin Firm Recalls Frozen Bacon Cheeseburger Patties That May Contain Foreign Materials

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–August 2, 2012 – Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., a Kenosha, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties because they may contain foreign materials—pieces of gasket material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include: [View Label]

  • 2-lb. cartons containing 6 patties of Sam’s Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar

All products were produced on June 11, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “EST425B” and “best if used by” date code of 120812B ink-jetted on the carton end panel. The products were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by the firm after the company received a consumer complaint. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an 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.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tom Henderson, Director of Quality Assurance, at 1-800-541-1685 x1351. Media with questions about the recall should contact Dennis Vignieri, President, at 1-800-541-1685 x1205.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) 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.

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