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Undeclared Allergen: Milk Found in Beef Sirloin, Causes Recall


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Approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products have been recalled, because they contain milk, an allergen that was not on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, explaining that J&B Group ofSt. Michael,MNdiscovered the problem during a routine label review of its product.

No health effects relating to the recall have been reported.

The recall only affects the following items, produced between January 1, 2011 and September 7, 2011:

- 10.5-lb cases of 28 count, 6 oz. 'ELLISON MEAT COMPANY BEEF SIRLOIN TOP BUTT STEAK, CAP OFF, NO ROLL, MARINATED,' with an identifying case code of 62149.

- 10-lb cases of 16 count, 10 oz. 'ELLISON MEAT COMPANY BEEF SIRLOIN TOP BUTT STEAK CAP OFF / TENDERIZED WITH FICIN & BROMELAIN,' with an identifying case code of 62151.

“EMSL Analytical is one of the nation’s leading food testing laboratories and offers a wide variety of allergen testing services,” states Joy DellAringa, M.S., RM (NRM), CFSP, National Food Microbiology Supervisor at EMSL. “Moreover, we have over 30 locations across theUnited Statesand inCanadato serve our clients locally.” 

For more information on EMSL’s food testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, email info@emsl.com, or visit www.EMSL.com/ or www.FoodTestingLab.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


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