Ground beef recalled after consumer finds plastic in product

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination

Following the November 6 recall by Simmons Prepared Foods for more than 2 million pounds of chicken products because they may be contaminated with metal, Rastelli Bros., Inc. has recalled about 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef because it may be contaminated with plastic.

Items listed in the recall may be contaminated with "extraneous materials"-especially plastic".

Impacted products, which were produced from October 3 through October 15, 2019, and were shipped to distribution centers and retail locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland, have an establishment number "EST".

"The problem was discovered after FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) received consumer complaints through the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline". Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

The recalled beef was produced from October 3 through October 15 and has an establishment number of EST.

16 ounce vacuum-sealed packages of "Nature's Rancher 100 Percent Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef, 85 Percent Lean, 15 Percent Fat" with the following case codes: 9276, 9283, 9287, or 9288; and the following use or freeze by dates: 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19, and 11/11/19. 7877-A located inside the USDA mark of inspection.

16 ounce vacuum-sealed packages containing "Nature's Rancher 100 Percent Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 93 Percent Lean, 7 Percent Fat" with the following case codes: 9276, 9283, 9287, or 9288; and the following use or freeze by dates: 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19, and 11/11/19.

Labels of the recalled ground beef products can be viewed here.

The recall was initiated by customer complaints, though there have been no confirmed adverse reactions from the products, the USDA said. Those that are concerned about illness or injury from the affected meat should contact their healthcare provider. This includes scoops, containers and paddles.