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Ground Beef Distributed in Nine States Recalled Due to Contamination

Approximately 2,000 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled due to possible contamination with clear, thin pliable plastic, according to press release from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The recalled products were packaged on January 6th in Chicago at Amity Packing Company Inc. and then shipped to retail locations in nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The products under recall are one pound vacuum-packed packages labelled “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and a use/freeze by date of “01/31/2020.”

The recall was announced after two consumers complained having found the the plastic bits in the raw meat. There have been no confirmed injuries or illnesses due to the contamination.

TIf consumers have the products in their homes, they should be thrown out or returned to the place of purchase. The beef should not be consumed as it poses a health risk.

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