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Company Recalls Over 600 Pounds of Beef, Lamb Products Sold  in NJ and Other States Due to Undeclared Allergen

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based M&P Production LTD is recalling approximately 669 pounds of raw lamb and beef Samsa products because of misbranding and the presence of an undeclared allergen, as announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).AdOfficials said the recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product labels failed to declare the presence of sesame seeds, a known allergen, posing a risk to those with allergies.

The affected raw, frozen Samsa items, produced between January 2, 2024, and February 22, 2024, include 16-oz. plastic-wrapped tray packages labeled "SAMSA HALAL" and 12-oz. packages marked "M&P DELICACIES Lamb Dumplings Lamb Samsa."

Both product types have "USE BEFORE" dates ranging from 01/02/25 to 02/22/25 and bear the establishment number "EST. 18832" within the USDA mark of inspection.

These products have been distributed to retail locations across Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and have a shelf-life of one year.AdThis recall was prompted by routine in-plant verification activities by FSIS inspectors, who identified the issue with the undeclared allergen.

To date, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled products. However, FSIS is advising consumers who have purchased these items not to consume them. Instead, they should either dispose of the products or return them to the place of purchase.

FSIS has expressed concern that some of the recalled Samsa products may still be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers.

The agency is urging those in possession of the affected products to take the appropriate steps to avoid potential health risks. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider.