Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati Enquirer
Approximately 2,000 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled due to possible contamination, according to a Friday release from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The raw ground beef packages may be contaminated with clear, thin pliable plastic, the release states.
The recalled products were packaged in Chicago, Illinois at Amity Packing Company Inc. on Jan. 6, according to the release. They were then shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
According to the release, the packages being recalled are 1 pound vacuum-packed packages labelled "Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and a use/freeze by date of “01/31/2020." They also have a "EST. 6916" printed on the right front side of the package.
The recall was announced after two consumer complaints came in to Pre Brands LLC claiming they found the clear, thin pliable plastic bits in the raw ground beef. The release states there have been no confirmed health issues due to the contamination.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that these products may already be in consumers' homes, in freezers or refrigerators. The products should be thrown out, the release states, or returned to the place of purchase. The beef should not be consumed.