JBS USA Incorporated has issued a recall for 35,464 pounds of raw ground beef after concerns that they may be contaminated with blue, hard plastic. If ingested, these plastic shards can prove to be a fatal choking hazard. Luckily, there have been no confirmed injuries related to this recall yet.
The ground beef being recalled was sold in Virginia and Indiana, and carry an establishment number of “EST. 34176” on the USDA mark of inspection. All of the ground beef being recalled was produced on March 22, 2018, with a sell-by date of April 9, 2018.
Officials are concerned that people may have frozen the products and may still have them inside their freezers. The ground beef was sold in one, three, and fifteen-pound packages
Among the one pound packages being recalled are “KROGER GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN - 20% FAT” with a product code of 95052 and a UPC of 011110969729; “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 80% LEAN - 20% FAT GROUND CHUCK” with a product code of 95054 and UPC of 011110971395; “KROGER GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN - 15% FAT” with a product code of 95055 and UPC 011110969682; and “Kroger GROUND SIRLOIN 90% LEAN 10% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95056 and UPC 011110975638.
One pound packages that are also affected are: “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 92% LEAN 8% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95057, UPC 612669316714; “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95058, and UPC 612669317063; “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 90% LEAN - 10% FAT GROUND SIRLOIN” with product code 95063 and UPC 011110969637; and “KROGER GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN - 7% FAT” with product code 95064 and UPC 01111096920.
The three-pound packages being recalled are: “Kroger GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN - 27% FAT” with a product code of 95051 and a UPC of 011110975645 and “KROGER GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN - 20% FAT” with a product code of 95053 and a UPC of 011110969705.
The fifteen-pound packages include “JBS GROUND BEEF ANGUS CHUCK 80% LEAN 20% FAT SERVICE CASE” with a UPC code of 0040404800632, and “GROUND BEEF ANGUS SIRLOIN 90% LEAN 10% FAT SERVICE CASE” with a UPC code of 0040404800634.
If you have any of the affected product, please return it immediately to the store where you purchased it for a refund, or dispose of it.
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