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Meat Recall


By Associated Press

Enid, OK – USDA: Enid, Okla., firm recalling beef fritters

ENID, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Advance Food Co. of Enid is recalling approximately 110,730 pounds of frozen beef steak fritter products, sold to restaurants, that may contain foreign materials bits of plastic.

The announcement on USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service web site Friday said the products subject to recall were sold in 9.75-pound bulk cases labeled "ADVANCE FOOD COMPANY, Beef Steak Fritter, For Country Frying, Chopped & Formed, Keep Frozen, 13/12."

Each case label bears the establishment number "EST. 2260Y" inside the USDA mark of inspection, a case code of "94612-100" and a "Best if Used By 09/23/2010" sticker located on the end panel. Each case also bears the lot number beginning with "N0239" which is located on the side panel. The products were produced on Sept. 23 and distributed to restaurants nationwide, the USDA said.

The agency said the company received customer complaints about finding pieces of plastic in the product, but there have been no complaints of injury.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.