Plastic Found in Raw Ground Beef Prompts Amity Packing Company Recall

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Chicago-based Amity Packing Company is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products because they may be contaminated with clear, thin pliable plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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The recall affects raw ground beef products produced on Jan. 6 that were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

One-pound vacuum-packed packages containing, “Pre 95% Lean/5% Fat Ground Beef” with lot code 0060, case code 11402 and a use/freeze by date of 01/31/2020 on the product label are subject to recall. Affected products also bear establishment number EST. 6916 on the front, right side of the package, according to the USDA. (See photos of recalled product labels.)

Do not consume the affected products. Officials say they should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC received two consumer complaints of finding clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef, according to the USDA. No adverse reactions due to consumption have been reported at this time. USDA recommends anyone concerned about illness or injury to contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC at 844-773-3663.

Contact Kristen Thometz: @kristenthometz (773) 509-5452  [email protected]


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