JBS plant recalls ground beef

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – The US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Aug. 1 that a JBS USA Inc. processing facility in Lenoir, North Carolina, is recalling approximately 4,922 lbs. of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. There have been no reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the products.

The problem was discovered July 29, when the plant was notified that shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging were found in the product.

The products which bear establishment number “EST. 34176” inside the USDA mark of inspection were shipped to a distribution center in North Carolina.

The ground chuck beef items were produced on July 15, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

• 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.

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