Canned beef with gravy recalled, may be contaminated with unsafe levels of lead

Published 6:01 pm Monday, October 11, 2021

On Oct. 8, 2021, Crider Foods, a Stillmore, Ga., establishment, recalled about 525,717 pounds of canned beef with gravy products that may be contaminated with unsafe levels of lead, due to a spice mix used from an outside supplier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The canned beef with gravy product items were produced on Oct. 22, 2020 and March 15, 2021 production dates. The following products, with best by dates of Oct. 22, 2022 and March 15, 2023, are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. cans of “Hargis House ROAST BEEF AND GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “Clover Valley FULLY COOKED ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “Kroger ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “Hostess ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “Laura Lynn roast beef WITH GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “ARMOUR Roast Beef WITH GRAVY”
  • 12-oz. cans of “HARVEST CREEK Roast Beef with Gravy”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 31812” on the can. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered during routine surveillance sampling conducted by a state partner. In-plant verification activities conducted by Crider Foods in conjunction with FSIS found that a spice mix used from an outside source contained unsafe levels of lead.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. 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.

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