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Alarming levels of lead trigger recall of over half a million pounds of canned beef

Crider Foods of Stillmore, GA, is recalling over half a million pounds of canned beef with gravy products for potential lead contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) announced that the implicated products were manufactured on October 22, 2020, and March 15, 2021.

An in-plant check-up by Crider Foods in conjunction with FSIS revealed that a spice mix used from an outside source contained unsafe lead levels. There is concern about unused portions of these products at consumer households due to their long shelf life. Lead can cause various problems, including learning disabilities, and is particularly dangerous for children and infants. Consumers are requested not to consume the recalled products and dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz. cans of “Hargis House ROAST BEEF AND GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “Clover Valley FULLY COOKED ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “Kroger ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “Hostess ROAST BEEF WITH GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “Laura Lynn roast beef WITH GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “ARMOUR Roast Beef WITH GRAVY” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.
  • 12-oz. cans of “HARVEST CREEK Roast Beef with Gravy” with best buy dates of 10/22/2022 and 3/15/2023.

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 31812” on the can. No confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to these products were noted.