Washington Beef, LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination - 3/5/19
EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being updated to include additional information and a corrected product information list.
Health Risk: High. Washington, March 2, 2019 – Washington Beef, LLC, a Toppenish, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,260 pounds of ground beef chubs products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ground beef chubs were produced on Dec. 27, 2018 and include a “Use or Freeze by” date of 01/20/19. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 235” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide.
The problem was discovered by a consumer complaint to the company on February 28, 2019.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Jay Theiler, Vice President of Marketing at Washington Beef, at (855) 472-6455. Media with questions about the recall can contact, Jayne Davis, Director of Corporate and Media Affairs at Washington Beef, at (855) 472-6455.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the Feeding America national office.
For more information on this recall, please visit this USDA web page.