Country fried steak lovers in Tennessee beware: The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Feb. 11 that Pierre Foods of Enid, Okla. is recalling 15,328 pounds of fully cooked, frozen country steaks. The product was distributed in 29 states, including Tennessee, and may contain chunks of plastic. The ones in question were produced on Dec. 21, 2012, bear an establishment number of EST. 2260Y, and a best by date of March 21, 2014. Each has case code of 1523560202.
The products subject to this recall are 22.75 ounce pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks” in 8.5 lb. cases, containing six steaks each.
So far, two people have complained of mouth injuries after eating the product. The other states included in the recall are 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, Tenessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. Only one retailer carried the product in question, but the USDA has not yet released details about which one.
Consumers with questions about the recall are being asked to contact Advanced Pierre Consumer Affairs at (855) 328-8888.