Food Maker Near Austin Recalls 160-Plus Pounds Of Frozen Food

AUSTIN, TX – Night Hawk Frozen Foods Inc., an establishment based in Buda, Texas, is recalling abut 167 pounds of frozen beef patty and gravy products because of mislabeling and undeclared allergens, federal food regulators said Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the product contains milk, a known allergen, that went undeclared on the product label. The heat-treated but not fully cooked frozen beef patty and gravy items were produced on Nov. 8, 2017, regulators said.

Click to view the product label. The product subject to recall are 8.75-ounce board cartons labeled as “NIGHT HAWK BEEF PATTY ‘N GRAVY, CHARBROILED BEEF PATTY and GRAVY, POTATO ROUNDS and SWEET CORN.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2117” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Louisiana and Texas.

The problem was discovered on Feb. 19 when FSIS officials were notified that the firm received two consumer complaints of mislabeled products containing beef patties, mashed potatoes and cheese. Despite the reports, 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 these products are urged not to eat them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Michelle Anselment, chief operating officer, Night Hawk Frozen Foods, at (512) 295-4166 X 107.

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: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

The plant producing the products is based in Buda, a city that is part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area located a little more than 15 miles south of Austin.

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