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Ground beef recalled due to possible metal and hard plastic contamination

Posted March 6, 2019 7:03 a.m. EST

Washington Beef recall (photo courtesy USDA and Washington Beef)

More than 30,000 pounds of ground beef shipped nationwide from Washington Beef, LLC has been recalled due to the possible presence of extraneous materials including hard plastic and metal.

This serious Class I recall was initiated after a consumer complaint was made. At this time, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recall notice, "The ground beef chubs were produced on Dec. 27, 2018 and include a “Use or Freeze by” date of 01/20/19."

The recalled products were sold in 1 lb, 3 lb and 10 lb packages including:

15502 DOUBLE R RANCH 100% GROUND BEEF

15503 DOUBLE R RANCH 100% GROUND BEEF

15602 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15603 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15604 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15606 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15607 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15608 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15609 ST. HELENS 100% GROUND BEEF

15518 DOUBLE R RANCH COURSE GROUND BEEF CHUBS

98505 SRF AMERICAN WAGYU BEEF FINE GROUND BEEF CHUBS

98506 BEEF BONELESS GROUND CHUCK BLEND SMOKED

See the full list of recalled products on the USDA website HERE.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 235” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

A list of specific retail establishments where the meat was sold has not yet been provided by the company.

If you have ground beef in your freezer, check to make sure it is not one of the recalled products. If you do have any of this product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Jay Theiler, Vice President of Marketing at Washington Beef, at (855) 472-6455.

See all the details regarding this recall on the USDA website.