Alabama-made Brunswick stew recalled due to lack of federal inspection

Published 9:42 pm Saturday, May 7, 2022

An Alabama-based business is recalling more than 12,000 pounds of its frozen stew products that were made without a federal inspection, federal agriculture officials said.

Pop’s Que and Stew, of Opelika, Alabama, is recalling about 12,472 pounds of the Brunswick stew products made on various dates from May 2020 to May 2022. The recall includes the 30 oz. tubs containing “Pop’s HOMEMADE BRUNSWICK STEW” with sell by dates through Nov. 30, 2022, and the 59 oz. zippered plastic bags containing the Pop’s Que and Stew Brunswick stew product with no other identifying company or product information on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety and Inspection Service said Friday in a news release.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities when it was determined that the Brunswick stew products did not have the USDA mark of inspection and were produced in an establishment that was not inspected by USDA. The items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, the department said.

The department said consumers are urged not to eat the product if they still have them. Instead, consumers should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase, officials said.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.