Second Food Recall Issued for Ground Beef Due to Plastic Pieces
The Hanford, CA meat processing facility that issued a food recall in September due to plastic pieces has issued a second food recall, for the same problem.
The Central Valley Meat Company issued a food recall about two weeks ago for 58,240 lbs of ground beef, much of which had been headed for the School Lunch Program. Now, the food recall has been expanded to 89,720 lbs of ground beef, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
The USDA sampled the product as part of an ongoing investigation.
The following FSIS-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall:
· 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of “Fine Ground Beef.”
The products bear the establishment number “Est. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. They were produced on July 23rd, and shipped to distribution centers in North Carolina, Arkansas, California, Nebraska, Texas, and Montana.
So far, neither the company nor the USDA have received complaints about illness or injury due to plastic pieces. Anyone concerned about having ingested plastic pieces due to the food recall, however, should contact a physician.
Although this is one of the Central Valley’s larger food recalls, it is not their most severe food problem to date. Last year, the USDA shut down operations at the California company, and barred them from supplying meat to the School Lunch Program after an animal rights group released a video of the mistreatment of cows sent there for slaughter. They also broke a regulation that prevents sick cows from being used as good. The company was allowed to resume processing after agreeing to make several operational changes.
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