Plastic Bits Spur Country Fried Steaks Recall

A recall of approximately 15,328 pounds of frozen, fully cooked country-fried steak was issued by AdvancePierre Foods of Oklahoma over concerns the product may contain bits of sharp plastic.

The company received two reports of consumers who suffered injuries to the mouth due to the presence of plastic bits in the steaks, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company recalled all steak products manufactured on December 21, 2012.

The foreign material in the steaks is comprised of broken down pieces of a plastic bin that the company introduced during the production process, according to FSIS. The products subject to recall include:

• 22.75-oz. pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks"

• 8.5-lb. cases, each containing six pouches of "Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks"

The company has recalled all products with the following specifications:

• Establishment number- EST.2260Y

• Best By Date- 21 March 2014

• Case code- 1523560202

The products were distributed to one retail chain in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe food product, contact Sokolove Law today for a free consultation and to learn if a product liability lawyer may be able to help you.

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