According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will recall about 15,739 pounds (7,139 kilograms) of frozen beef patties that are said to be “potentially contaminated and contain plastic particles.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said at a news conference Friday that the beef patties came from a food company called AdvancedPierre.
The products were not retailed, but were distributed from a warehouse in Iowa to institutions, including schools. It’s worth noting that the frozen food is not in the national school lunch program, but from the sales channel to the school, the names of these schools have not yet been announced.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the products were packed in a 15.09-pound (7-kilogram) box with the words “CN fully cooked beef patties” and the product code 69097, which is classified as a “low health risk” in the recall category.
A food service has now found plastic particles in frozen meat pies and complained to AdvancePierre Foods. However, officials have not yet received any confirmed reports of “adverse reactions” to the meatloaf.
In April 2019, the company received two complaints that the beef patties contained soft purple plastic, and recalled more than 20,000 pounds (more than 9,000 kilograms) of beef patties, CNN reported.