When companies suspect contamination, food recalls are unusual. Food manufacturers may recall products due to germs, parasites, or undeclared allergens.
Both can cause foodborne disease and nausea. Inedible foreign objects including glass, metal, and plastic can also cause recalls. Foreign contaminants caused the latest food recall of ground beef patties sold nationwide.
Food recalls are usually prophylactic to avoid disease or injury. Thus, consumers must take all recalls seriously, despite the inconvenience. If you think you have recalled meat at home, do this.
FSIS's notice sheds light on this latest food recall. Forest Park, Illinois-based Weinstein Wholesale Meats supplied the infected beef.
Weinstein Wholesale Meats recalled approximately 2,122 pounds of ground beef after allegations of a white, rubber-like material (likely neoprene) in patties. Check the label for tainted meat in your house.
The recalled 10.7-ounce ground beef was produced on March 14, 2023.The USDA's recall notice notes, "Use/Freeze By 4/11/23" and "100% Grass Fed & Finished Beef Burger Patties 85% Lean/15% Fat."
Check the USDA inspection mark for Est. 6987. Online distributors marketed the tainted goods, affecting people nationwide.
The FSIS advises customers to destroy impacted items or return them to the store for a refund. No health issues have been recorded.