Pop’s Que and Stew recalls frozen goulash products produced without the benefit of inspection

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2022 – Pop’s Que and Stew, Opelika, Ala., Is withdrawing approximately 12,472 pounds of frozen goulash products that were produced without federal inspection, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Brunswick goulash products are on different dates from May 2020 to May 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 30 oz. bathtubs containing “Popov DOMESTIC BRUNSWICK GULAV” with a sale deadline of November 30, 2022.
  • 59 oz. plastic zippered bags containing Pop’s Que and Stew Brunswick goulash with no other company or product information on the label.

Products subject to recall do not bear the USDA inspection mark because Pop’s Que and Stew is not an institution that is supervised at the federal level. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities when it was determined that Brunswick goulash products did not have a USDA inspection mark and were manufactured in a facility that had not been inspected by the USDA.

There are no confirmed reports of side effects due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about the reaction should consult a doctor.

FSIS is concerned that a product could be in consumer freezers. We urge consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recall companies are notifying them customer recall and to take steps to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. Once available, the retail list (s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media members with recall questions can contact Pop’s Que and Stew customer support at [email protected]

Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Free Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via the USDA Ask from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask USDA or send a question via email to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online electronic consumer complaint tracking system can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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