Cargill Meat Solutions of Wyalusing, PA, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with blue string, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.

Cargill meat labelsThe ground beef patties were produced on April 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of “85% Lean | 15% Fat MEADOWLAND FARMS Ground Beef 1/3 LB. PATTIES,” with a use or freeze by date of April 18, 2015.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9400” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to warehouse locations in Connecticut and Maryland. The problem was discovered when the establishment was being cleaned and a cotton/poly blend blue string was observed in one of the machines. The company then contacted the FSIS District Office, as it had reason to believe that some of the string may have ended up in the final product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions about the recall can call Cargill at 1-877-596-4069. Consumers who have purchased the affected products have been directly contacted by the retailer.