Over 100 US retailers believed to have recalled meatballs

Kings Command Foods has recalled 28 tonnes of beef products, including meatballs

Officials believe 112 retailers across more than a dozen US states may have beef products recalled by Kings Command Foods LLC after several customers complained of finding metal in their food.

Over 60,000 pounds (lb) of beef products, including meatballs, have been recalled by the Washington-based meat producer in two recalls stretching back to 9 March 2017.

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on 28 March that 112 retailers across 13 US states might be have received the ground beef products that contain metal fragments.

A 14-page document published by FSIS lists every retail outfit believed to have received the recalled meat products. States implicated in the recall are Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

‘High’ health risk

In addition to retail sites, some of the products have been shipped to US Department of Defence facilities nationwide.

In total, Kings Command Foods is recalling roughly 63,252lb – or 28 tonnes (t) – of beef products that may contain metal fragments.

The scope of the recall includes 37,114lb of ready-to-eat beef products FSIS claimed were associated with “extraneous material contamination”. This was issued on Friday 17 March.

The first recall was issued on 9 March 2017, after King’s Command Foods recalled 26,138lb of ground beef products.

While there have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, FSIS has classified the health risk as “high”.

Kings Command Foods could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.

The recalled products
  • 28lb bulk packages of ‘Fully Cooked Meatballs’. Case code: 72355. Packaging dates of 5-16-16, 5-24-16, 8-11-16 and 10-05-16.
  • 10lb bulk packages of ‘Fully Cooked Certified Angus Beef Brand Meatballs’. Case code: 72090.
  • 10lb bulk packages of ‘Fully Cooked Certified Angus Beef Brand Meatballs’. Case code:72092.
  • 28lb bulk packages of ‘Fully Cooked Meatballs’ bearing case code 72354.
  • 28lb bulk packages of ‘Fully Cooked Meatballs’. Case code: 72355.
  • 15lb packages containing 96 pieces of 2.5-ounce ‘Fully Cooked Southern Fried Beef Steak Fritter for Chicken Fried Steak’. Case code: 72559.
  • 15lb packages containing 240 pieces of ‘Fully Cooked County Fried Breaded Beef Fingers’. Case code: 72208.
  • 15lb packages containing 60 pieces of ‘Fully Cooked Southern Fried Beef Steak Fritter’. Case code: 72568.
  • 15lb packages containing 80 pieces of ‘Fully Cooked Chicken Fried Beef Fritters’. Case code: 72564.
  • 10lb case packages containing 40 pieces of ‘Fully Cooked Southern Fried Beef Steak Fritter OR Chicken Fried Steak’. Case code: 72206.
  • 10lb case packages containing 64 pieces of 2.5-ounce ‘Fully Cooked Southern Style Breaded Beef Steakettes’. Case code: 74917.
  • 10lb case packages containing 160 pieces of 1.0-ounce ‘B-E-K-O Fully cooked country fried beef fingers’. Case code: 72374.

Related News

Products affected by the recall of frozen chicken nugget meals were sent to retail stores across the US

Second Salmonella recall this month for US food firm

Uncle John’s Pride producers a range of beef, pork and chicken smoked sausages

Magnet found in sausage mix sparks recall

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection

Plastic bits cause recall of 60 tonnes of poultry

Suspected metal, E.coli and chemical contamination have sparked meat recall in the US

Multiple meat recalls hit America

American giants Tyson Foods and Conagra Brands both had to recall meat products

Meat firms hit by huge food safety recall

Millions of eggs have been recalled across Europe amid contamination fears

Dutch test chicken meat amid huge egg recall

Hans Kissle Company's sweet and sour chicken was subject to the recall

Processing defect sparks chicken recall

Atlas Meat Company has been forced to recall pork produce

Atlas Meat Company forced to recall pork products

The product is beleived to contain 'Blackened Chicken' made with both milk and wheat

Perfect Fit Meals issues chicken breast recall

Taquitos are a Mexican-style food product similar to a taco

Texas food firm hit with 15t recall

People infected with E.coli can develop bloody diarrhoea and vomiting

E.coli concern sparks Gold Medal Packing recall

No confirmed reports of listeriosis have so far been reported

California food firm hit by 26t recall

Records show schools have bought the chicken sausages linked with the recall

Puerto Rico company hit by 453t chicken sausage recall

The GlobalMeatNews Food Safety Forum will tackle the science behind packaging

Online forum explores packaging advances for meat safety

Related Products

See more related products

Comments (1)

Katie Kiehm - 29 Mar 2017 | 03:39

This is NOT Kings Command

King's Command, Oklahoma was sold to OK Foods awhile ago. This recall is for OK Foods.

29-Mar-2017 at 15:39 GMT

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.