Jacob’s Quality Meats Issues Voluntary Recall

DEFIANCE, Ohio (July 24, 2015)– Jacob’s Quality Meats, of Defiance, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 430 pounds of shredded beef because it was produced without the benefit of inspection and misbranded. Also included in the recall is approximately 45 pounds of sandwich spread, potentially labeled as ham salad, due to undeclared allergens. The sandwich spread contains eggs and milk, which are known allergens that are not declared on the product label.

The products subject to recall include:
•Shredded Beef – Individual 5 pound containers.
•Sandwich Spread or Ham salad – Individual 5 pound containers.

The shredded beef product was produced between July 26, 2013 and June 10, 2015, and packaged with two different labels. Labels include the Jacob’s Quality Meats label with the facility’s establishment number (Est. 1015) inside the Ohio mark of inspection and the second is a retail only label that does not bear the mark of inspection. The sandwich spread or ham salad was produced between December 10, 2014 and July 1, 2015 and was labeled with a retail only label that does not bear the mark of inspection.

The products were sold at the following three businesses in the Defiance area:
• Newman’s Carry Out – 1419, Ralston Ave. Defiance, Ohio, 43512
• White Pines Golf Course – 1640 Co. Road 2, Swanton, Ohio 43558
• Glen Park of Defiance – 2429 William A. Diehl Court, Defiance, Ohio 43512

The recall does not include products sold through the retail store at Jacob’s Quality Meats located at 8127 North St. Rt. 66, Defiance, OH 43512.

The problem was discovered during routine in-plant verification activities by Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Division of Meat Inspection personnel.

Jacob’s Quality Meats urges its customers who have purchased this product to discard it or return it to the company. Customers may bring this designated product to Jacob’s Quality Meats at 8127 North St. Rt. 66, Defiance, OH 43512. Consumers with questions about this recall should contact Mike Stork (419) 782-7831.

Consumers who are allergic to either eggs or milk may run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume the sandwich spread or ham salad product. ODA and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Individuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of foodborne illness are encouraged to contact a physician immediately. Consumers with questions about food safety can contact the ODA’s Division of Meat Inspection at 614-728-6260.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

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