USDA recalls frozen beef patties due to possible plastic contamination
AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties they say might be contaminated with soft purple plastic.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall on Tuesday night.
The frozen, ready-to-eat flame broiled beef patties were produced on November 30, 2018 and are specifically described as:
14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334.
The products involved in the recall have the establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside of the USDA mark of inspection.
The items were shipped to food service locations across the United States and distributed in schools. However, the product is not a part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.
There have not been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products, but anyone concerned with illness or injury due to the products should contact their healthcare provider.
Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the point of purchase.
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101 or contact the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours per day at AskKaren.gov