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Supermercado Selectos recalls raw, frozen meat and poultry

By on June 4, 2018

SAN JUAN – The Supermercado Selectos supermarket chain in Puerto Rico is recalling approximately 15,315 pounds of various raw, frozen beef, pork and poultry products that were not inspection, the Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.

The beef, pork, chicken and turkey items were produced on various dates from August 2017 to May 31, 2018. The recall is classified as a Class I, which the USDA issues for incidences where there is a high health risk.

Selectos shipped the items to DGA Food Service LLC, who further distributed the items to Head Start Child and Adult Care Food Programs in Puerto Rico.

The problem was first discovered, the USDA explained, during routine inspection by FSIS investigators on May 23. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, but the agency urges anyone concerned about an illness to contact a healthcare provider.

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the release reads.

“Consumers…with questions about the recall can contact David Crespo, General Manager, Supermercados Selecto at (787) 280-4550,” it further said.

The products, labeled Selectos DGA, are 1-pound and 2-pound packages of ground beef; beef for stew; lean pork for stew; boneless pork chops; boneless chicken thighs; turkey for stew; chicken fajitas; beef cubed steak; beef pepper steak; boneless turkey breast; and ground chicken.

USDA provides reimbursement for meals served in Head Start through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); however, these products were purchased commercially. These meat and poultry products were not provided or purchased by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped packages containing ground beef labeled “Selectos DGA CARNE DE RES MOLIDA USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef for stew labeled “Selectos DGA CARNE DE RES PARA GUISAR USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing lean pork for stew labeled “Selectos DGA MASITAS DE CERDO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing boneless pork chops labeled “Selectos DGA CHULETAS DESHUESADAS USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing boneless chicken thighs labeled “Selectos DGA CADERAS DE POLLO DESHUESADAS USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing turkey for stew labeled “Selectos DGA MASITAS DE PAVO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped packages containing chicken fajitas labeled “Selectos DGA FAJITAS DE POLLO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef cubed steak labeled “SELECTOS SAN SEBASTIAN DGA BIFTEC US.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing beef pepper steak labeled “Selectos DGA PEPPER STEAK USDA SOUTHERN RIVER.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing boneless turkey breast labeled “Selectos DGA BIFTEC PAVO USDA.”

• Varying 1-lb to 2-lb weights of plastic-wrapped tray packages containing ground chicken labeled “Selectos DGA CARNE MOLIDA DE POLLO USDA.”

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