WI Firm Recalls Beef Tongues

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by Becky Mortensen

BLACK EARTH---Black Earth Meat Market Inc. in Black Earth is recalling approximately 99 pounds of beef tongue products because they may not have had the tonsils completely removed.

This is not in compliance with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that Black Earth Meats Natural Beef Tongues and Black Earth Meats Local Beef Tongues produced on October 8, 11, 17 and 18, 2012 are being recalled.

The products bear Est. 34379 inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed to a restaurant in Wisconsin and a distributor in Illinois.

The problem was discovered during a routine Food Safety Assessment at the establishment.

Tonsils are considered a specified risk material and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with FSIS regulations.

Anyone who thinks they may have consumed the recalled products is advised to seek medical attention or call Bartlett Durand at (608)767-3940.

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