Over 20,000 pounds of beef patties recalled due to possible plastic contamination

WASHINGTON – According to the Food Safety and and Inspection Service (FSIS), AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties due to concerns that they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic.

The frozen ready-to-eat flame broiled beef patties were produced on November 30, 2018.

The products subject to recall include 14.06-lb cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN Fully Cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties Caramel Color Added” with case code 155-252-0 and package code 8334. These products include establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide, including schools. However, this resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

According to a report, the problem was discovered on April 1st, when two consumers complained about about finding soft purple plastic in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reaction due to consumption of the product at this time.

Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

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