30,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled over Possible Contamination from 'Extraneous Materials'
Thirty thousand pounds of meat is being recalled after the company fears it may have been contaminated by "extraneous materials."
Washington Beef LLC issued the recall on Saturday for about 30000 pounds of meat. The company says the recall affects ground beef chubs produced on December 27, 2018, that have a “use or freeze by” date of Jan. 20, 2019. It comes after a consumer complained about contamination on February 28, 2019.
RECALL ALERT: The ground beef chubs were produced on December 27, 2018, and include a “Use or Freeze by” date of 01/22/19.— FOX44 Baton Rouge (@wgmbfox44) March 4, 2019
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 235” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped nationwide.https://t.co/s46jv5g5ks pic.twitter.com/IT8DUKNl7V
A news release posted on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website claims the recall affects approximately 30,260 pounds of ground beef. The release did not specify what was found in the product.
The company said there have been no adverse reactions due to consumption of the suspected contaminated products. However, they asked that anyone with concerns should contact a health care provider.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen in consumers’ freezers,” read the news release. “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.”
Consumers may contact representatives of the Washington Beef company at 855-472-6455 for further information, or consult the FSIS virtual representative.