Meat sold in Colorado recalled

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WASHINGTON — A California meat company is recalling meat and poultry products sold in Colorado after they missed a federal inspection. That’s according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The recall includes a large number of products made by California-based AA Meats, including pork chops, beef short ribs and boneless beef ribeye.

Experts say there is a significant health risk. No illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products were sold in Colorado, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. They include the following:

30-pound and 22-pound cases of the following products produced between Jan. 11 and Feb. 8, 2012:
  •  AA Scalded Beef Omasum Tripe
  •  AA Honeycomb Beef Tripe
  •  AA Scalded Beef Tripe Menudo De Vovino
  •  AA Beef Omasum Tripe
  •  AA Beef Tripe

Various weights of the following products produced between March 5 and Feb. 8, 2012:

  •  Pork chops
  •  Beef short ribs
  •  Beef tongues
  •  Boneless beef shank
  •  Boneless beef ribeye lipon
  •  Boneless beef short plate
  •  Boneless beef strip loin
  •  Beef fat

10-pound bags of the following products produced between April 7 and Feb. 8, 2012:

  • Chicken feet
  • Duck feet
  •  Pork uteri
Also, FSIS says the pork uteri, chicken feet and duck feet may have been produced using sodium percarbonate, a food additive not approved for use in these specific products.
Case labels or packaging may bear the establishment numbers EST. 21492, P-21492 or EST. 21492A in the USDA mark of inspection, or EST. 21492 simply ink-jetted on the case label.
Officials were not specific about where the meat was sold, but you can view an example of the labels here.
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