A recall has been issued for cooked ground beef shipped to schools, including in Connecticut, because it might contain hard pieces of plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Goodman Food Products, based out of Mansfield, Texas, is recalling approximately 34,400 pounds of fully cooked ground beef products that might be contaminated with the plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The ground beef patty and crumble products were produced on Aug. 2, 2017.
The USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program bought the beef products and shipped them to institutional locations in Maine and Connecticut and the FSIS is concerned that some of the beef might be in school freezers or refrigerators.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 40-lb. cases of “Don Lee Farms FULLY COOKED BEEF PATTY CRUMBLES” with lot code 5886A7214, case code CNG36100 and “Best if used within” date of Aug. 2, 2018.
- 40-lb. cases of “Don Lee Farms FULLY COOKED HOMESTYLE BEEF PATTY” with lot code 5886A7214, case code CNG38220 and “Best if used within” date of Aug. 2, 2018.
- The products in the recall have the establishment number “EST. 5886A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program bought the beef products and shipped them to institutional locations in Maine and Connecticut.
Schools that bought the recalled products are urged not to prepare or consume them and instead throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Officials said the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services received consumer complaints about hard, white plastic material found in the fully cooked ground beef products. No one has become ill from the beef and anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.