April 3, 2019 -- More than 10 tons of frozen beef patties sold to schools nationwide were recalled Tuesday over concerns they may be contaminated.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall involves more than 20,000 pounds of frozen patties produced on Nov. 30 that may contain pieces of soft purple plastic. The recalled patties are made by AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, OK, and include: 14.06-pound cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334.
The products have establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA inspection mark. The patties were sold to food service locations across the country, including schools. But, the USDA says, they were not part of food the USDA provides for the National School Lunch Program.
AdvancePierre received two complaints Monday from consumers who say they found purple plastic in the patties, although there have no reports of injuries or illness from the burgers. Restaurants and other food service locations are urged not to use any of the recalled patties. They should be thrown away or returned.
Anyone with questions may contact AdvancePierre at 855-382-3101.