WASHINGTON — An Enid, Okla.-based company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen beef patties that may be contaminated with soft purple plastic.
According to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the frozen, ready-to-eat flame broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018, by AdvancePierre Foods Inc.
The product subject to recall are 14.06 lb. 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.
According to the USDA recall release, the products subject to the recall bear the establishment number "EST.2260E" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to food service locations nationwide. The USDA said that while the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.
The problem was discovered on Monday, April 1, after the company received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
According to the USDA, some product may be frozen and in food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased the product are urged not to serve or consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre's consumer affairs hotline at 855-382-3101.