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Alerts issued by USDA for beef stock, samosas, tamales, and others

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued “health alerts” for 4 prodcuts that are considered potential hazards. The alerts were issued for beef stock, chicken and beef samosas, tamales, and spaghetti and meatballs. As we head into the holiday weekend, we’re going to focus on the beef stock alert, but you should click on over for the full report on the alerts.


Alerts Issued For:

“Wegmans Beef Culinary Stock NO SALT ADDED”

32 oz cartons

UPC 7789045652

Date Codes of 25MAR2022 and 26MAR2022


The issue at hand for the products with the FSIS alerts is that they were “not presented for import reinspection into the U.S. The recalled beef stock was imported into the United States on November 5th, and the alert was issued by the USDA FSIS the following week. The products were distributed to retailers in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. So far, there haven’t been any illnesses reported from consumption of the products under alert.

These alerts aren’t technically recalls because they should no longer be available for purchase. However, that doesn’t mean the alerts should be taken any less seriously. If you purchased the above beef stock, you should discard it or return it to your retailer for a refund. 

To read CNN’s full report on the alerts issued, follow this link: