YORK -- A York processing plant is recalling nearly 3,000 pounds of meat that were mislabeled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The recall includes 2,925 pounds of beef, chicken, goat and lamb products processed at Halal International Processing then labeled incorrectly.
The USDA, in a news release, said there have been no reports of illness due to consumption of the meat.
All frozen meat and poultry products produced between April 3, 2008 and March 7, 2009 marked with the establishment number "EST. 19825" inside the USDA inspection sticker are subject to recall, according to the release.
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Halal International has already retrieved most of the meat, said company spokesman Yusef Suleiman.
"There's no risk to the public from any of the meat products that are out there," Suleiman said. "We had a labeling and a documentation issue, which we have resolved."
Halal International is a small firm, Suleiman said, which processes fewer than 5,000 pounds of meat per week. Most of the meat is sold to ethnic grocery stores and mom-and-pop shops in the Charlotte area, he said.
Some is sold in similar stores in South Carolina.
The company caters primarily to the Muslim community. The plant performs halal slaughter, an Arabic practice in which animals are said to be humanely killed and blessed. Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.