Michigan Firm Recalls Stuffed Potato Product with Beef Filling Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Products sold to retail stores, institutions and wholesale establishments in Arizona, Illinois and Michigan.

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–April 3, 2012 – Al Baghdadi Food Inc., a Hazel Park, Mich. establishment is recalling approximately 5,400 pounds of a stuffed potato product with beef filling because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains soy and milk, which are known allergens not declared on the label.

The product subject to recall is: [View Label]

  • Packages containing 12 pieces and labeled Al Baghdadi Food “Fully Cooked Potato Chop Middle Eastern Brand Mashed Potato Stuffed with Beef Filling Artificially Colored.”

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 44182” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the product label. The products were produced between Aug. 16, 2011 and April 2, 2012 and were sold to retail stores, institutions and wholesale establishments in Arizona, Illinois and Michigan. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/

The problem occurred when an ingredient supplier reformulated their product and the change was not reflected on the finished product label. The problem was discovered during a routine verification activity by FSIS. FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and steps are taken to ensure the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the company’s president, Amir Eisho, at (586) 819-4120.

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. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. # Retail Distribution List (PDF Only)  Label

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