WASHINGTON (WDTN) – At least 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties distributed to schools are being recalled for possible contamination by “extraneous materials” such as soft purple plastic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on April 2.
The recall applies to the following products:
- 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 155-525-0 and package code 8334.
The effected products have an establishment number of “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Officials say that while the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.
FSIS is concerned that some of the effected product may be frozen and inside some food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased these products are asked not to serve or consume them.
The products should be thrown out or returned back to its place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101.