Massachusetts Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 J & G Foods, Inc., a Sutton, MA establishment, is recalling approximately 33,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ground beef products were produced on Dec. 23, 2014. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1-lb. vacuum sealed packages of Wegmans Organic 93% Lean/7% Fat Grass-Fed Ground Beef.
- 3-pack containing three 1-lb packages of Wegmans Organic 93% Lean/7% Fat Grass-Fed Ground Beef.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number EST. 8466 inside the USDA mark of inspection and USE OR FREEZE BY 01/16/15. These products produced were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints through retail establishments that the product contained small malleable plastic pieces.
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 contact Edward R Briggs, Quality Assurance Manager, at (508) 865-1101. Media with questions about the recall can contact Joseph Piperato, President, at (508) 865-1101.
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.