WASHINGTON — San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico-based Procesadora La Hacienda Inc. is recalling approximately 2,400 lbs. of ready-to-eat (RTE) corned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft plastic and metal, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints from schools that received the product. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

The RTE corned beef items were produced on October 4, 2018.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-lb. boxes containing two 5-lb. packages of “PROCESADORA La Hacienda, Inc. CORNED BEEF, TUBED with “Lot: 10/4/18”, and an expiration date of “Exp. 12/4/18.”

The affected products bear establishment number “EST. 21217A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Puerto Rico.

FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.