New Universal Nourishment LLC, a Miami Beach, FL. firm, is recalling 368 pounds of beef burger patty products that were repackaged, relabeled and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ or retailers’ refrigerators or freezers.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received a complaint reporting product in commerce labeled with the mark of inspection for Est. 451B bearing labels that were not applied by the originating company. FSIS determined that the distributor repackaged and/or relabeled the beef patty products without the benefit of federal inspection and used the mark of inspection from an establishment without proper authorization.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.

The raw, frozen beef burger patty items were repackaged and/or relabeled on June 28, 2022. 

Recalled products:

  • 2-pound boxes containing “MIAMI Burgers 6 BEST ANGUS BEEF” with an expiration date of 2/27/2023 and “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF” shield on the label.
  • 10-pound boxes containing “MIAMI Burgers BEST ANGUS BEEF with a production date of “FEB. 04, 2022” and “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF” on the label. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 451B” inside the USDA mark of inspection; however, the recalling firm is a distributor and is not authorized to apply the marks of inspection for Establishment 451B. The products also bear an unverifiable claim that they are certified Angus beef.                  

As of the posting of this recall, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and retailers are urged not to sell them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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