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Recall: Ground Beef May Contain Plastic Bits

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Jan. 29, 2020 -- Packages of raw ground beef sold in nine states have been recalled because they may be contaminated with plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Amity Packing Co. of Chicago says about 2,000 pounds of Pre Brands beef is affected by the recall, and the products were shipped to stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

There are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick, but at least two customers have complained about finding clear, thin plastic inside their meat.

Health officials are worried some of the beef may still be in customers’ freezers. Anyone who bought packages of the following is urged to throw it away or return it to where they bought it:

  • 1-pound vacuum-packed packages containing “Pre 95% Lean/5% Fat Ground Beef” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and a use/freeze-by date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC at 844-773-3663.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD on January 29, 2020

Sources

News release, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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