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Healthy Food Blog: Ground Beef Recall in 4 States

In a nutshell: Ground beef in four states recalled because of possible plastic pieces mixed in.

Fairbank Reconstruction Corp., an Ashville, NY, establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 22,481 pounds of ground beef products that may contain pieces of plastic.

The following products are subject to recall:

–1.2-pound trays of “Shaw’s Fresh Ground Sirloin 90/10.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a Julian Date of “124” on the bottom right hand corner, as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1.3-pound trays of “Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef 80/20.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a Julian Date of “124” on the bottom right hand corner, as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1pound trays of “Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80/20.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a Julian Date of “124” on the bottom right hand corner, as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–3 pound trays of “Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef Patties Family Pack 80/20.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a Julian Date of “124” on the bottom right hand corner, as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1.3 pound trays of “Price Chopper Fresh Ground Beef Sirloin Patties, 90% Lean 10% Fat.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/13/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1.3 and 3-pound trays of “Price Chopper Fresh Homestyle Ground Beef Round Patty, 85% Lean 15% Fat.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/13/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–3 pound trays of “Price Chopper Pub Style Ground Beef Chuck Patty, 80% Lean 20% Fat.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/13/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1.3 pound trays of “Price Chopper Fresh Homestyle Ground Beef Chuck Patty, 80% Lean, 20% Fat.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/13/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–5.3 pound trays of “BJ’S Fresh Ground Beef, 100% Beef, Contains 15% Fat.” The labels bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/15/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

–1pound trays of “Fairbank Farms Ground Chuck Patties, 100% Beef, Contains 20% Fat.” The labels on the bottom of the package bear a “Sell-by” date of “05/15/08” as well as the establishment number “EST. 492” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced on May 3, and were distributed to retail establishments in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York.

The problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints. No injuries have been reported at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a doctor.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Fairbank Farms’ toll-free hotline at (800) 724-1136.

Karyn Zoldan
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