A Louisiana company is recalling more than 30,438 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products because they were made without federal inspection.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Monday on behalf of A La Carte Food Properties, LLC, which is based in Belle Rose, La. In Assumption Parish. The various ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were produced from Jan. 3, 2017 to Oct. 2, 2018 and have an establishment number “EST. 13375” or “P-13375” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The items were shipped to restaurant locations in Louisiana and Texas. The USDA is concerned that some products may still be in restaurants’ freezers. If found, the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
There have been no reported sicknesses caused by eating the product. Anyone concerned about a reaction is urged to contact their healthcare provider.
The following items have been recalled:
The problem was discovered after A La Carte Foods Properties employees contacted federal regulators on Oct. 11, 2018 to report that they used meat products that were not federally inspected.
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Chris Landry, Owner of A La Carte Foods Properties, LLC. At 985-369-2677.
Louisiana is one of 16 states where people have been sickened by E.coli linked to chopped romaine lettuce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC reports that nine hospitalizations have resulted, including two people who have developed a type of kidney failure. As of April 18, 2018, one case of E.coli linked to the lettuce has been reported in Louisiana. The contaminated romaine lettuce is from the Yuma, Arizona growing region; no common brand or distributor has been named. The CDC’s advice to consumers who have recently purchased romaine lettuce and are unsure of its origin—throw it away. No deaths have been reported.
CDC Advice for Restaurants & Retailers:
This investigation is ongoing and the CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
To read more, click here to be directed to the CDC’s website.