NC Company Announces Ground Beef Recall
A North Carolina company has recalled more than 5,000 pounds of its ground beef. The news comes after JBS USA learned of Styrofoam packaging being shredded into their meat. The company says the ground beef was wrapped the week of July 15 and may still be on some shelves on in consumer’s homes. Be on the lookout for 2-pound, black trays wrapped in plastic were labeled “Certified Angus beef ground chuck 80% lean 20% fat” with a production date 7/15/17 and case code 541640.
While there have been no injuries or adverse reactions to the recalled ground beef, the potential for harm is still there. JBS USA recommends consumers throw out any ground beef that includes the case code above.
Food recalls like this have to be taken seriously. Mistakes happen in factories where food is produced, but when pieces of plastic foam are found in food, the accident can turn deadly. That’s why we urge everyone to pay close attention to product recalls like this one. In fact, we advocate for a regular check of product recalls to ensure the things you use everyday (like your car, your appliances and your children’s toys) are indeed safe for use.
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