Country-fried steaks subject to recall

ENID, Okla. - A brand of "country-fried" beef steak sold at Walmart stores in Kansas and Missouri has been recalled due to the contamination of some batches with sharp bits of plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Okla. was recalling nearly 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, country-fried steak products.

The recalled products are 22.75-ounce pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks" and 8.5-pound cases, each containing six of the pouches. All products were produced on Dec. 21, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "EST. 2260Y" in the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the package and a "BEST BY" date of March 21, 2014 stamped on a label on the back of the package along with the case code of 1523560202.

AdvancePierre alerted the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service after hearing from two customers who each received an oral injury upon eating the product. The injuries were the result of pieces of a plastic bin being introduced into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health-care provider. Consumers with questions about the recall may call AdvancePierre Consumer Affairs, (855) 328-8888.

In addition to Missouri and Kansas Walmarts, the products were also distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.


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