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California Meat Processor Recalls More Ground Beef for Potential Plastic Pieces

A Hanford, CA, meat-processing facility is again recalling ground beef for potentially containing small pieces of plastic. According to a recall notice issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Central Valley Meat Company is recalling nearly 90,000 pounds of ground beef in 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of “Fine Ground Beef.”

The products were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Nebraska and North Carolina and were intended for use by the National School Lunch Program. They bear the establishment number “Est. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced on July 23, 2013, and can be further identified by case code “6063A3204A” or “6063A3204B” or “6063A3204C.”

FSIS sampled the product as part of an ongoing investigation. The agency and the company have received no reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness or injury should contact a health care professional.

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.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Brian Coelho, company general manager, at (559) 583-9624.

On Sept. 19, Central Valley Meat recalled more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef for the same reason. The beef was also destined for the National School Lunch Program and had been shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, California, Montana and Texas.

 

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