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Plastic Found in 15K Pounds of Hamburgers Distributed to the USDA for National School Lunch Program Forces Recall

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

Advance Pierre Foods, (Tyson Foods) is recalling approximately 15,739 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, individually small, green soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, RTE beef patty items were produced on Sept. 11, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

15.09 lb. frozen, bulk-packed cases containing “CN FULLY COOKED FLAME BROILED BEEF PATTIES” with product code 69097 on the case label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 2132” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a single distribution location in Iowa.

The warehouse then distributed the product to institutions, including schools. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

Officials say the product was not sold in retail stores.

The problem was discovered after Advance Pierre Foods received a complaint from a food service establishment concerning green soft plastic found in a patty.

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

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional freezers. Institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.