Frozen beef patties recalled over possible plastic contamination

Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods has recalled 15,738 pounds of its CN Fully Cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties as they may contain pieces of soft, green plastic.


NSFW    CINCINNATI — There's another recall of food that was sent to schools, and Tyson Foods Inc is involved again.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Tyson Foods subsidiary AdvancePierre Foods is recalling 15,738 pounds of its beef patty products as they may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic."

The USDA is classifying this as a Class II Recall. This means there is a remote probability that use of the product may result in adverse health consequences.

In a statement, the company said that it is voluntarily recalling the product CN Fully Cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties as a precaution after receiving complaints from a foodservice establishment.

AdvancePierre Foods says only two of the patties were found to be contaminated.

The company is recalling 1,043 cases, or roughly half a truckload of product, that were produced in September 2019.

According to the USDA, the product was shipped to a warehouse in Iowa, then distributed to institutions including schools as part of a commercial sale. The product was not sold in retail stores.

AdvancePierre Foods says it has not received any reports of injuries or illnesses due to consumption of the beef patties. The USDA urged institutions that have purchased the product to either discard it or return it to the place of purchase.

In April of this year, AdvancePierre Foods recalled over 20,000 pounds of beef patties after consumers found pieces of soft, purple plastic in the product.

AdvancePierre Foods' parent company, Tyson Foods, which has been involved in a series of food scandals, voluntarily recalled more than 5,000 cases of its crispy chicken fritters after plastic was found in the product in June 2019.

The company said that the product was not sold at stores, though it was distributed to schools across the country.
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