Koch Foods, Incorporated, from Fairfield, Ohio, is issuing a recall for over 119,480 pounds of beef rib-shaped patty products after concerns arose that the products were contaminated with plastic. The patties may be host to thin pieces of blue plastic which would be dangerous if ingested.
A customer noticed the thin plastic pieces in their order, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of the problem on April 5, 2018. There have not yet been any confirmed adverse reactions or injuries related to this product currently.
The product in question was sold in 30 pound bulk boxes primarily to restaurants. The boxes contained six plastic shrink-wrapped unlabeled packages of “Fully Cooked Rib-Shaped Beef Patty With BBQ Sauce” with a case code of 67329, and a lot number of “JTM 16190.”
If you or someone you know owns a restaurant that serves these products, please check to make sure they are not contaminated. In the meantime, we recommend avoiding any beef rib-shaped patty products at restaurants unless you know their source has not been contaminated.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Quality Assurance Manager, Mark Kaminsky, at (847) 384 - 5940.
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