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Tank's Meats issues recall for pastrami, corned beef, sausage

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ELMORE, OH (Press Release) -

Tank's Meats, Inc. of Elmore, OH is issuing a voluntary recall for Beef Pastrami, Cooked Corned Beef and various sausage products because they were produced without the benefit of State Inspection and/or misbranded.

The following Tank's Meats products are subject to the recall:

  • Beef Pastrami
  • Cooked Corned Beef
  • Andouille Sausage
  • Italian Sausage with Cheese and Whole Fennel

Each package bears the establishment number 76 inside the Ohio mark of inspection.  The sausage products were produced between July 15, 2014 and August 13, 2014 and will contain a four digit lot code ranging between 4257 through 4286. The sausage subject to recall is in bulk and rope, although may not be listed on the label as such.

The Cooked Corned Beef was produced between July 16, 2014 and July 30, 2014 and will contain a four digit lot code ranging between 4258 through 4272.

All Beef Pastrami is being recalled regardless of lot code.

The products were discovered as a result of a records review conducted by Ohio Department of Agriculture Inspectors. 

There have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of these products.  If a person is concerned about illness, please contact your local health care professional.

It has always been Tank's Meats Inc.'s biggest priority to produce quality, safe, and honest products and we strongly feel that a public recall is the correct action to take.  

The recalled products were distributed to various restaurants and delis throughout northern and central Ohio. Consumers with questions about this recall should contact Kurt Amstutz, Manager, (419) 862‐3312.

A representative of Tank's Meats issued the following statement:

"Tank's Meats has served the Toledo community since 1907.  As a wholesaler of meats, Tank's is subject to certain rules regarding the labeling of our products.  The Division of Meat Inspection of the Ohio Department of Agriculture recently conducted an inspection of Tank's Meats.  During its inspection, it determined we had not developed an approved label for three of our products and closed our facility due its findings.  The management of Tank's Meats is cooperating with the Ohio Department of Agriculture so that this situation may be rectified as soon as possible.  We look forward to taking orders from our customers in the very near future and appreciate their patience during the inspection process."