Washington, DC - Check your freezer. More than 15,000 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country fried steak are being recalled.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the meat may contain pieces of plastic.
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling:
22.75 oz. pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks."
8.5 lb. cases, each containing six pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks."
All of the products were produced on December 21, 2012.
The packages bear the establishment number "EST. 2260Y" in the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the package and a "BEST BY" date of March 21, 2014 stamped on a label on the back of the package along with the case code of 1523560202.
The products were distributed to one retail chain in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.
When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
The firm alerted FSIS after the company received complaints from two customers who each received an oral injury upon eating the product.
The problem was a result of a piece of a plastic bin being introduced into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces.
Anyone concerned about an injury or 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 may contact AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service