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Raw meatloaf, distributed to hospitals, recalled because of metal bits

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

WASHINGTON — Raw meatloaf that was shipped to hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada have been recalled due to contamination of extraneous materials. Specifically, the meatloaf could contain broken metal bits, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalled 3,490 pounds of the meat after being notified by a customer complaint.

The products subject to recall were 5-pound vacuum packages with the label “Ada Valley MEATLOAF UNCOOKED” with lot code 17034. They have a packaging date of May 20, 2019.

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

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

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