California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Processing Flaw

Galant Food Company recalls beef products because meat filling did not meet its cooking critical limit

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef products because the meat filling used in the products did not meet its cooking critical limit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to the recall include:

  • 4.5-oz. Galina’s Original Beef and Cheese Piroshki, 12 or 24 per case, with case codes 092214, 092314 and 092414
  • 5-oz. Paramount Beef Piroshki, 25 per case, with case codes 092314

The products, which bear the establishment number “EST.9014,” were produced Sept. 22 through 24, 2014 and then shipped to a retailer in the San Francisco Bay area and a distributor in Northern California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel who were at the establishment reviewing records.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.  When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Len Galant at (510) 614-7150.  

Review Date: 
October 7, 2014