According to a notification issued by Crider Foods on October 8, the business is recalling around 525,717 pounds of canned beef with gravy products due to “unsafe levels of lead.”
The lead contamination is “due to a spice mix used from an outside supplier,” according to Crider’s statement. It goes on to say that the flaw was detected during testing by a “state partner,” and that the problem was traced back to the spice mixture. The recalled products were made under a variety of brands, including Hostess and Kroger.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture revealed today that the products were produced between October 22, 2020, and March 15, 2021.
Lead is especially hazardous to babies and children, and it can result in a range of issues, including learning difficulties.
There have been no documented reports of adverse side effects from using these products.
The Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some product may be in the homes of customers. These products should not be consumed by people who have bought them. These items should be disposed of or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The following goods are being recalled [click here to see the labels]