A popular frozen dinner has been recalled after discovering a potentially dangerous misbranding issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has rated this a “Class I” recall with a high health risk.
The dinner, pictured below, should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
According to the recall, beef and gravy included in a frozen dinner could contain milk, which is not mentioned on the ingredient list. For those who are allergic to dairy, the milk could cause a potentially dangerous allergic reaction.
The frozen dinner is sold under the brand Night Hawk Frozen Foods, and the specific dinner is the BEEF PATTY AND GRAVY – Charbroiled Beef Patty and Gravy, Potato Rounds, and Sweet Corn.
Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc., a Buda, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 167 pounds of frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
The heat treated, but not fully cooked, frozen beef patty and gravy items were produced on Nov. 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
*8.75 oz. board cartons labeled as “NIGHT HAWK BEEF PATTY ‘N GRAVY, CHARBROILED BEEF PATTY and GRAVY, POTATO ROUNDS and SWEET CORN.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2117” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Louisiana and Texas.
The problem was discovered on Feb. 19, 2018 when FSIS was notified that the firm received two consumer complaints of mislabeled products. The cartons actually contain beef patties, mashed potatoes and cheese.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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.
Here is a picture of the dinner packaging.