Check your freezers: Ground beef is the latest to catch the recall bug -- for "extraneous materials."
Washington Beef LLC has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall for their ground beef because "extraneous materials," such as hard plastics and metal, were found in the product. The recall was officially issued on Saturday, March 2.
According to a report, approximately 30,260 pounds of ground beef was affected. The tainted products were produced on December 27, 2018, and feature a use or freeze by date of Jan 20, 2019. They hold an establishment number of 235.
What Is Being Recalled
- Double R. Ranch 100% Ground
- Product numbers 15502 and 15503
- St. Helens 100% with product numbers:
- Double R. Ranch Course Ground Beef Chubs
- product number 15518
- SRF American Wagyu Beef Fine Ground Beef chubs
- product number 98505
- Beef Boneless Ground Chuck Blend Smoked
- product number 98506
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The recall is listed on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service website as a high-risk situation.
According to the USDA website, “FSIS is concerned that some products may be frozen 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.”
What to do
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Jay Theiler, Vice President of Marketing, at (855)-472-6455. Consumers with food safety questions can consult with "Ask Karen," the virtual assistant on the USDA’s website. She is available 24 hours a day and can be contacted with your computer or mobile device.
For more information, see the official recall notice here.
Do you have the frozen beef sitting in your freezer? What have you done with it? Tell us in the comments.