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US: Firm recalls frozen meat and poultry

Buffalo SAV, Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approx. 208,768 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products because they contain an unapproved ingredient, Amaranth Red #2, that is declared on the label, the USDA's FSIS announces.

The provisional listing and certification of FD&C Red #2 (Amaranth Red #2) was terminated by the US Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration. Amaranth Red #2 is not approved for use in products sold in the US.

The following products are subject to recall:
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ?????????, SIBERIAN brand, PELMENI, PORK & BEEF DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "EST. 33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ?????????, TURKEY, PELMENI, TURKEY DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "P-33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ??????????, UKRAINIAN brand, PELMENI, PORK DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "EST. 33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ???????, VEAL, PELMENI, VEAL DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "EST. 33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ?????????, MONASTERY brand, PELMENI, CHICKEN & BEFF DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "P-33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
• 16- and 32-ounce bags of "GRANDMA'S perogies, ???????? ????????, CHICKEN, PELMENI, CHICKEN DUMPLINGS." Each bag bears the establishment number "P-33814" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

There are no package or case codes. The frozen meat and poultry products were produced from 1 June, 2008, through 5 June, 2009, and were sent to distributors and retail establishments in California, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and reported to FSIS by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

Natalie Berkhout

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