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Meijer Ground Beef Recall

March 9, 2019 (AMN) — More than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products at Meijer stores are recalled due to contamination, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The ground beef, produced on March 20th, was recalled Monday by JBS Plainwell Inc. in Plainwell, Michigan and may have pieces of hard plastic in the product, the agency said.

These products were shipped to retail stores in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Ground beef products being recalled are:
• One -pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN 20% FAT” with case code 47283 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with case code 47285 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT” with case code 47290 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “LEAN GROUND BEEF” with case code 42093 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND SIRLOIN” with case code 42090 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND ROUND” with case code 42085 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “Fresh! BLACK ANGUS GROUND CHUCK” with case code 42283 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND CHUCK” with case code 81631 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.
• One-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “GROUND BEEF” with case code 81629 and sell-by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

This recall is being labeled as a Class II, meaning that it is a “health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product,” according to the release.

The matter initially was addressed when the company received two complaints of hard green plastic in ground beef, and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of the issue on April 5th, the agency said.

Anyone who has purchased any of the products is advised to discard or return the items to the store where it was purchased.

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