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September 01, 2015

Improperly branded product is prompting a manufacturer to remove a line of beef from the shelves.

This week, Holten Meat Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 500,000 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties. The ingredient monosodium glutamate (MSG) was used in production, but is not listed on the package labeling.

Two specific products are being recalled: 1.5-lb. cartons containing 6 pieces of "EXTRA VALUE MEATS QUARTER POUND BEEF PATTIES,"and 1.5-lb re-sealable bags containing 6 pieces of "QUICK SERVE EXTRA VALUE MEATS BEEF PATTIES." The individually frozen patties were produced between Feb. 13, 2015 and July 28, 2015.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 2591" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the Universal Product Code (UPC) Item #79821-00043. These items were shipped to retailers and distributors nationwide and the Bahamas.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Mike Riley, Vice President of Sales, at (618) 857-4062.