SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — More than 200,000-pounds of meat product from a Southern California-based sandwich store chain has been recalled after the U.S. department of agriculture found the manufacturer illegally marked the meat as inspected when it was not.
Garden Grove-based LQNN, which operates as Lee’s Sandwiches in the Bay Area, recalled the meat because it was produced without being inspected and received an unauthorized USDA mark of inspection, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The meat includes beef, pork and chicken products moved and sold commercially, according to the FSIS. USDA officials said LQNN has been re-packaging products that have not been inspected, which poses a risk to people’s health.
According to a statement by the USDA, the agency classified the risk to people’s health as “high” in this recall.
The recalled products have been sent to restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas for cooking and consumption, according to the FSIS.
The FSIS has not received any reports of adverse reactions among consumers, according to the agency. However, anyone concerned about their health should see a healthcare provide, FSIS officials said.
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