Ground beef recalled over spoilage concerns

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON - One Great Burger, Elizabeth, N.J., is recalling approximately 226,400 lbs. of ground beef products that may have become spoiled, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during an investigation into customer complaints of discoloration and off-odors in the products. The agency said the review uncovered evidence allegedly showing the establishment repackaged and recoded returned products and sent them out for further distribution to institutional customers. Therefore, FSIS considers the products to be adulterated and has acted to remove the products from commerce.

FSIS is continuing to investigate the product subject to recall in commerce. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20 lbs. boxes of "One Great Hamburgers” with "Item #02044" labeled on the front as well as "Keep frozen."

Each box bears establishment number "EST. 34575" within the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between Jan. 2010 and May 2010 and contain "Packed on" dates ranging from July 2010 to Nov. 2010. The products were distributed to institutions in California and Oregon.

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