Louisiana manufacturer recalls more than 30,000 lbs. of meat products

Louisiana manufacturer recalls more than 30,000 lbs. of meat products
(Weston, Kelly)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Belle Rose food manufacturer wants people to stop using more than 30,000 pounds of its meat and poultry products.

A La Carte Foods properties issued a recall Oct. 15 of a variety items that contain meat that has not been inspected.

The ready-to-eat frozen products were produced from January 2017 to this month. They include:

  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat  frozen packages containing “PONCHATOULAS JAMBALYA RICE with CHICKEN THIGH  MEAT AND SMOKED SAUSAGE,” and “Item Number 208304,” and Batch # 25518, 26818, and  27518.
  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen  packages containing “A PRODUCT OF CRAZY CAJUN LOUISIANA CHICKEN THIGH MEAT  & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 591000,” and Batch # 25518  and 26118.
  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen  packages containing “Phil’s OYSTER BAR & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT CREOLE  STYLE CHICKEN THIGH MEAT & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number  494103,” and Batch # 01018, 03718, 13518, 23318, 33217, 35517, 36117. 
  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen  packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS CHICKEN & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO,”  and “Item Number 493007,” and Batch # 00317.
  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen  packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS RED BEANS with SMOKED SAUSAGE,” and  “Item Number 493021,” and Batch # 00317.
  • 12-lb. ready-to-eat frozen  packages containing “SOUTHERN SPOON FOODS CHICKEN THIGH MEAT, SMOKED  SAUSAGE, & ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO,” and “Item Number 49200,” and  Batch # 01618, 02418, 05118, 12217,  12917, 13017, 14317, 16417, 17817, 21317, 24117, 25517, 28317, 29117,  30517, 31217, 32517, 33217, 34017, and 34717.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13375” or “P-13375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurant locations in Louisiana and Texas.

The problem was discovered when A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC personnel notified FSIS on Oct. 11, 2018 that they used meat products from a source that was not federally-inspected to formulate their federally inspected ready-to-eat products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product is in restaurants’ freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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