Low health risk product recall

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 – Athens Foods, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of beef 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 soy, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label.  

     The steak fiesta, beef filled dough, items were produced on Sept. 23, 2015 and have a best by code of 11/23/16. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 4 count trays of “Athens Steak Fiesta Blossoms.”

     The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to foodservice locations nationwide.                   

     The problem was discovered during labeling review by the firm who then notified FSIS.

     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.

     FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

     Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Heather Lawson, Customer Service, at (216) 676-8500 ext. 1337. Media with questions about the recall can contact Russell Benghiat, Public Relations, at (216) 831-8580.

     Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day or via smartphone at 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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Mondaythrough 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: