California Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products That May Contain Foreign Materials
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 Central Valley Meat Company, a Hanford, Calif., establishment, is recalling 58,240 pounds of ground beef that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
- 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of iFine Ground Beef.”
The products bear the establishment number iEst. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced on April 1, 2013, and can be further identified by case code i6063A3091A” or i6063A3091B.” The products were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, California, Montana and Texas and were intended for use by the National School Lunch Program.
FSIS discovered the problem during an investigation due to customer complaints. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness or injury should contact a health care professional.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Brian Coelho, General Manager, at (559) 583-9624.
Consumers with food safety questions can iAsk Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. iAsk Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), is available in English and Spanish and can be reached weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product to FSIS at any time, visit www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products. For information about the National School Lunch Program, call703-305-2281, or visithttp://www.fns.usda.gov/food-safety/food-safety.
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