WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — The Chili Station, a Ludlow, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,800 pounds of chili products because they may have been produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 5 gallon containers and 1-gallon bags of "The Chili Station" Beef Chili with Beans
- 5 gallon containers and 1-gallon of "The Chili Station" Beef Chili with Beans and/or Turkey Chili
Case labels or packaging may bear the establishment numbers "EST. 6380" or "P-6380" inside the mark of inspection or simply ink-jetted on the case label, and the products were sold in Massachusetts. The problem was discovered during a routine Food Safety Assessment conducted by FSIS.
FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
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 recalled product is no longer available to consumers. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/
Consumer and media questions regarding the recall can contact Jeffrey Belkin, a company representative, at (413) 883-5096.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen,"the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. 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 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.