Contamination Concern Triggers Recall of Beef Patties from US Schools

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Cincinnati, Ohio-based Advance Pierre Foods is recalling approximately 15,739 pounds of frozen beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green soft plastic.

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the fully cooked Flamebroiled Beef Patties were produced on September 11, 2019, and packed in 15.09 lb. bulk cases with product code 69097 on the case label and establishment number “Est. 2132” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The patties were shipped to a single distribution location in Iowa. The warehouse then distributed them to institutional customers. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered after Advance Pierre Foods, a unit of Tyson Foods, received a complaint from a foodservice establishment concerning green soft plastic found in a patty. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS is concerned that some of the beef patties subject to recall may be in institutional freezers. School foodservice operators who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall are asked to contact Worth Sparkman at the Tyson Foods by telephoning +1 479-290-6358.