WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced Tuesday that it ordered a recall of a Mountain House freeze dried storage food declaring it a “high” health risk to consumers, and the effort a Class 1 recall.
By definition, a Class 1 recall is defined as a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
For the moment, it appears that only one product in question is the “Spicy Southwest Breakfast Hash,” and a company representative said the company has reached out to customers.
According to the government, there have been no confirmed adverse reactions to the consumption of these products.
Consumers and retailers who feel like they may have this product can return them to Mountain House or the retailer they purchased it from for a full refund or a replacement of non-contaminated products.
The Mountain House number to obtain information is 1-800-547-0244.
Here is the official USDA press release:
OFD Food, LLC. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter ContaminationClass I Recall070-2017Health Risk: HighJun 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 – OFD Foods, LLC., an Albany, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 197 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The beef hash item was produced on Dec. 22, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 3.88-oz. pouch of “MOUNTAIN HOUSE FREEZE DRIED SPICY SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST HASH,” with pouch code 3253174 and best by date of Dec. 2046.
The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 1394” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to retail locations nationwide and sold directly to consumers through internet sales.
The problem was discovered when a firm employee reported finding pieces of rubber in the product on June 12, 2017.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact OFD’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-547-0244. Media with questions about the recall can contact Becky Boyer, Assistant to the President, at (541) 967-6525.
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. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
USDA Recall Classifications Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.