USDA recalls over 16,000 lbs of beef, chicken

A slab of raw meat. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)

The USDA has issued a recall for Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. beef and chicken products due to adulteration, misbranding and an undeclared allergen. Approximately 16,722 pounds of beef and chicken will be pulled, these products contain peanuts, a known allergen not printed on the product label.

The products subject to recall include the ready-to-cook beef and chicken appetizer items produced between October 15, 2014 and March 2, 2015. Products bear the establishment number "EST. 18450" or "EST. 18450 P" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to institutional and food service locations nationwide.

Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. informed FSIS that a supplier reported that the season salt in a spice mix used to formulate the products may have been contaminated with peanut allergens from the paprika component.

Here's a list of products subject to recall:

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff." The boxes will bear the case code B2018.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Beef Satay." The boxes will bear the case code B2028.

  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Large Beef Wellington." The boxes will bear the case code B2032.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff with Bleu Cheese." The boxes will bear the case code B2078
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  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Petite Beef Wellington." The boxes will bear the case code B2148.

  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Macadamia Chicken Skewer." The boxes will bear the case code C2036.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Chicken Wellington Puff." The boxes will bear the case code C2050.

  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Pistachio Chicken Pinwheel." The boxes will bear the case code C2054.

  • Bulk packages of 0.6 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Oahu Chicken Pinwheel." The boxes will bear the case code C2084.

  • Bulk packages of 0.4 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Petite Chicken Wellington Puff." The boxes will bear the case code C2290.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington." The boxes will bear the case code GFB2018.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Foods of Arizona Beef Wellington with Bleu Cheese and Duxelle." The boxes will bear the case code GFB2078.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Impromptu Petite Beef Wellington." The boxes will bear the case code IM70021.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Beef Kabob." The boxes will bear the case code K1002.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "Gourmet Kitchen Beef Wellington Puff." The boxes will bear the case code MSB2018.

  • Bulk packages of 0.75 oz. "MacKenzie Limited Beef Wellington."


  • No reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products have been received. FSIS advises that anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the recall can call Patricia Duffy at (732) 775-5222, the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).

    The FSIS also has a 24-hour virtual service for consumers with food safety questions at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov
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