AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat beef patties because they may be contaminated with soft, purple plastic pieces.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, "the problem was discovered on April 1 after the firm received two consumer complaints."
The following frozen ready-to-eat beef patties are included in the recall:
|Product||Case Code||Product Code||Production Date||Establishment Number|
|14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED”||155-525-0||8334||Nov. 30, 2018||EST. 2260E|
"These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program," according to the USDA website.
Food service locations who have purchased the recalled patties are urged to throw away or return them to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at 855-382-3101.