Cargill Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2015 Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with blue string, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ground beef patties were produced on April 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
- 5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of 85% Lean | 15% Fat MEADOWLAND FARMS Ground Beef 1/3 LB. PATTIES, with a use or freeze by date of April 18, 2015.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number EST. 9400 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to warehouse locations in Connecticut and Maryland.
The problem was discovered when the establishment was cleaning and observed a cotton/poly blend blue string in one of the machines. The company then contacted their FSIS District Office, as it had reason to believe that some of the string may have ended up in the final product.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call Cargill at 1-877-596-4069. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Martin, Director of Communications, at (316) 291-2126. Consumers who have purchased affected products have been contacted directly by the retailer.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. 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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.