Kenosha Beef International is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal shavings. The recall includes cases containing eight 5-lb plastic bags of Taco Bell Seasoned Beef Taco and Burrito Filling with use by dates of “L2 11/4/19” to “L2 11/18/19.” The seasoned beef items were produced on various dates from September 20 to October 4.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 10130” on the case. These items were shipped to five distribution centers, and from there shipped to restaurant locations throughout the United States.
The problem was discovered when the firm notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) on October 12 that it received three customer complaints. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
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