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News Release

Advance Pierre Foods Recalls Ready-to-Eat Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class II Recall 123-2019
Health Risk: Low Dec 20, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Spencer Pretecrum
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2019 – Advance Pierre Foods, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 15,739 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The frozen, RTE beef patty items were produced on Sept. 11, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 15.09 lb. frozen, bulk-packed cases containing “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES” with product code 69097 on the case label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 2132” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a single distribution location in Iowa. The warehouse then distributed the product to institutions, including schools. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program. The product was not sold in retail stores.  

The problem was discovered after Advance Pierre Foods received a complaint from a foodservice establishment concerning green soft plastic found in a patty. 

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional freezers. Institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, media relations, Tyson Foods, at (479) 290-6358.  

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Feb 13, 2020