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Triple J Family Farms, of Buffalo is recalling about 15,270 pounds of bone-in ribeye products because they may contain parts of the vertebral column, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As a precautionary measure, regulations require the removal of the material in meat cut from cattle 30 month of age or older, the USDA said. The vertebral tissue of older cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy has the potential to cause illness in humans. No cattle slaughtered displayed any sign of BSE.
The problem was discovered during a routine inspection and may have been a result of a recent change in "the company's carcass separation practices," the USDA said.
The products subject to recall have an establishment number of EST. 17466. The number is found inside the USDA symbol. The products were packaged between Feb. 8 and March. 21, 2013 and were sent to New York for further processing. Other identifying information can be found here.
If you are craving a tuna fix in the near future, check the coding on the can before digging in. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC is recalling some cans of tuna because "the products do not meet the company's standards for seal tightness," according to a recall notice.
In other words, eating the affected tuna would be a bad idea, though there have been no reports of illness so far.
The recall includes specific cans of Bumble Bee and Brunswick brand 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna.
Click here to read the list of recalled codes. All of the affected cans have "best by" dates between January 14 and 18, 2016.
Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, is also recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea 5-ounce chunk light tuna for the same production defect.
Reichel Foods, Inc. that recalled Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wraps and Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wraps earlier this week, is adding Dippin' Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits to the recall list.
According to the recall, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."
The bacteria has the potential to be fatal in young children, the elderly and those with a weakened immune system.
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