NOTE: The 1 lb package has also been recalled.
The AP via NY Newsday reports:
Agriprocessors, Inc., issued a voluntary Class I recall on about 2,700 pounds of frankfurters _ the highest classification given to consumer recalls, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.
The company is recalling two-pound vacuum-packed packages labeled ‘Supreme Kosher Family Pack Classic Frankfurters made with Beef & Chicken,’ and one-pound packages of ‘Supreme Kosher, Classic Frankfurters made with Beef & Chicken.
The products were recalled after an Agriprocessors employee discovered possible underprocessing.
A Class I health hazard is when a reasonable probability exists that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
The frankfurters were produced Nov. 15 by the Postville, Iowa-based company and shipped to retail stores in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The recalled products were labeled with the establishment number; ‘EST. 4653A’ inside the USDA mark of inspection, and bear the use-by date March 16, 2007.
FSIS has not received any reports of illness related to the consumption of the products.
NOTE: It’s important to remember that Rubashkin is, allegedly, at least, bad about properly tagging and labeling output. It is also important to realize that, even though these are retail packages, they may have been sold to restaurants by suppliers. (This is not uncommon.) The bottom line: Ask before you eat. If the restaurant can’t tell you exactly what day the product expires, do not eat it. In my opinion, anything from Rubashkin should be considered questionable until proved otherwise, until the entire tainted output is located and destroyed.