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More than 38,000 pounds of ground beef being recalled

More than 38,000 pounds of ground beef being recalled Photo: USDA .

KAAL-TV
Created: August 01, 2020 11:59 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- More than 38,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled because the product did not go through inspection after it was imported from Canada.

JBS Food Canada ULC is recalling approximately 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week.

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The raw, frozen, boneless beef head meat items were imported on July 13, 2020 and were further processed by another company into ground beef products. 

80-lb. boxes containing eight, 10-lb. chubs of “BALTER MEAT COMPANY 73/27 GROUND BEEF,” with “USE BY/FREEZE BY” dates of 08/09/2020 or 08/10/2020, pack dates of 072020, 072120, or 072220, and lot codes of 2020A or 2030A represented on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 11126” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, for further distribution to retail locations.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Those with questions about the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.


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