More Than 130,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled for Possible Plastic Contamination

By Wire Service

About 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled because they may contain plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Nov. 7.

The products subject to the recall are 16-oz vacuum sealed packages of “Nature’s Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 85% Lean, 15% Fat” and “Nature’s Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 93% Lean, 7% Fat,” the USDA said.

These products, recalled by Rastelli Foods Group, have use or freeze by dates of 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19, and 11/11/19.

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The USDA announces a beef recall. (USDA/FSIS)

The products were sent to distribution centers and then retail locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland.

The recall was initiated by customer complaints, though there have been no confirmed adverse reactions from the products, the USDA said.

The USDA said consumers who have purchased the beef should not consume it, and anyone concerned about illness should contact a healthcare provider.

No related illnesses have been reported so far.

Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled

More than 2 million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states over fears of contamination with foreign matter such as metal, federal health officials said.

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalled the items produced from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4 this year.

They are 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products, including ready-to-cook chicken whole legs, boneless skinless chicken, halal chicken leg quarters, and chicken tenderloins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday (pdf).

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Poultry is displayed in York, northern England, on Dec. 22, 2016. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP/File Photo/Getty Images)

The products subject to recall have an establishment number “P-1949,” “P-486” or “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.

Those who’ve purchased the products are urged to throw them away or return them to the store.

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