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Amaranth Red #2 & Recalled Meat Products

In a nutshell: This recall is too little too late but it’s a class II which means nobody is getting food poisoning.

from a FDA press release

Buffalo SAV, Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 208,768 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products because they contain an unapproved ingredient, Amaranth Red #2, that is declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The provisional listing and certification of FD&C Red #2 (Amaranth Red #2) was terminated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration. Amaranth Red #2 is not approved for use in products sold in the United States.

The following products are subject to recall
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ?????????, SIBERIAN brand, PELMENI, PORK & BEEF DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ?????????, TURKEY, PELMENI, TURKEY DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “P-33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ??????????, UKRAINIAN brand, PELMENI, PORK DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ???????, VEAL, PELMENI, VEAL DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ?????????, MONASTERY brand, PELMENI, CHICKEN & BEFF DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “P-33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–16- and 32-ounce bags of “GRANDMA’S perogies, ???????? ????????, CHICKEN, PELMENI, CHICKEN DUMPLINGS.” Each bag bears the establishment number “P-33814” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

There are no package or case codes. The frozen meat and poultry products were produced from June 1, 2008, through June 5, 2009, and were sent to distributors and retail establishments in California, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and reported to FSIS by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company President Vladimir (Walter) Kashuba at (716) 895-1404.

Karyn Zoldan
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