By: Richard L. Smith
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Weinstein Wholesale Meats, Inc., a Forest Park, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,122 pounds of raw ground beef burger products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white neoprene.
According to the USDA, the raw ground beef burger patties were produced on March 14, 2023.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 10.7-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing two pieces of "100% Grass Fed & Finished Beef Burger Patties 85% Lean/15% Fat" and with "Use/Freeze By 4/11/23" on the package label.
USDA officials said the products subject to recall bear establishment number "Est. 6987" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These items were shipped to an online distributor, which sold the product to customers nationwide.
According to USDA officials, the problem was discovered after the establishment received multiple consumer complaints reporting consumers found white "rubber-like" material in the ground beef patty products during preparation.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.