The recalled beef was produced by JBS USA Inc., of Lenoir, NC, and shipped to a distribution center elsewhere in the state for further distribution, according to the USDA Recall Notice.
Products affected by the recall include:
- 2-lb. black Styrofoam plastic wrapped trays containing ground beef labeled “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF GROUND CHUCK 80% LEAN 20% FAT” with a production date 7/15/17 and case code 541640.
All packages bear the establishment number “EST. 34176” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Click on the link to view product labels (PDF).
“The problem was discovered July 29 when the establishment was made aware of foreign materials, specifically shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging, in the product,” according to the recall notice.
To date, there have been no illnesses or adverse reactions related to the recall, according to FSIS.
If you purchased any ground beef affected by the recall, you should not eat it and discard it immediately. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider.
Source: ABC News