Frozen burger patties sold in Maine recalled because they might contain gasket material

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 6:28 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., is recalling approximately 37,600 pounds of frozen bacon cheeseburger patties, some sold in Maine, because they might contain pieces of gasket material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.

The products subject to recall include 2-pound cartons containing six patties of Sam’s Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar.

All products were produced on June 11, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “EST425B” and “best if used by” date code of 120812B printed on the carton’s end panel. The products were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the problem by the Wisconsin-based firm after the company received a consumer complaint. The FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call Tom Henderson, director of quality assurance, at 1-800-541-1685, ext. 1351.

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.

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