NC company recalls 35,000+ lbs of meat and poultry

NC company recalls 35,000+ lbs of meat and poultry
The refrigerated meat was heat-treated and not fully cooked, according to food safety officials. (USDA)

FOREST CITY, NC (WNCN) - A North Carolina company is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of meat and poultry.

The recall involves Valley Fine Foods of Forest City after the products were deemed "unfit for human food," the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a news release.

The recalled meat and poultry “may be adulterated due to (the) presence of spoilage organisms that have rendered it unwholesome and unfit for human food,” the news release said.

The refrigerated meat was heat-treated and not fully cooked, according to food safety officials.

The issue involving 35,516 pounds of product was discovered Oct. 4 and government officials were notified Wednesday.

The products were produced on various dates from Aug. 15, 2018, through Oct. 4, 2018.

"These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," officials said.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Penne Alfredo” with case code #19034, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34709-0, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34709-3.
  • 12-oz.  tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Chicken Primavera” with case code #19033, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34708-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34708-6.
  • 12-oz. tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Italian Sausage Ziti” with case code #19035, case UPC code 1-07-42753-34711-3, and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”. Unit UPC 7-42753-34711-6.
  • 12-oz.  tray packages containing “SIMPLE DISHES™ Rigatoni with Meatballs and a Mushroom Cream Sauce” with case code #19036, case UPC Code of 1-07-42753- 34710-6 and “BEST IF USED BY” “10/09/18” through “11/25/18”.  Unit UPC 7-42753-34710-9.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “ P-22102B” or “M-22102B” on the side of the product package.

These items were shipped to retailers in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Valley Fine Foods customer service line at (844) 833-6888.

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