Two California meat packing companies are involved in recalls. Huntington Meat Packing in Montebello, California, is recalling approximately 4.9-million pounds of beef and veal products. Earlier the company recalled 800,000 pounds of beef. According to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, evidence shows that the products were produced in a manner that did not follow the establishment's HACCP plan.
The new recall included 14 lines of beef and veal products, produced by the plant from January 22, 2009, to January 4, 2010. Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 17967" inside the USDA mark of inspection on a label. The products were shipped to distribution centers, restaurants and hotels in California.
Also conducting a recall is Daniel's Western Meat Packers in Pico Rivera, California. That company is recalling approximately 16,290 pounds of frozen turkey patty products because they were inadvertently mislabeled and may contain an undeclared allergen — wheat. Wheat, a known potential allergen, was not declared on the label.
The frozen turkey patty products were produced on February 18, 2009; March 27, 2009; April 1, 2009; April 10, 2009; April 17, 2009; May 23, 2009; December 28, 2009; and January 22, 2010. They were distributed to distributors and restaurants in California and Illinois. Each case bears the establishment number "EST. P-2896" inside the USDA mark of inspection.