Amity Packing Company Inc. in Chicago, Illinois is recalling more than 2,000 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week.
Recalls are given classes based on the risk to the public. This recall of beef has been designated as class two. According to the USDA this means that the situation is “a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”
The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The products subject to the recall are one pound vacuum-packed packages containing “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and USE/FREEZE BY date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6916” printed on the right, front side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC. received two consumer complaints reporting findings of clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.