Recall alert: 130K pounds ground beef recalled due to plastic contamination

Recall alert: 103K pounds ground beef recalled over plastic contamination

A company based out of New Jersey is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a recall of more than 130,000 pounds of raw ground beef.

The affected beef could be contaminated with plastic, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, announced Thursday.

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The beef was produced by Rastelli Bros., Inc. between Oct. 3 and Oct. 15.

The beef was sold with the establishment number EST. 7877-A in the USDA inspection mark and shipped to distribution centers in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland before being sent to retail stores.

Affected by the recall are:

  • Nature's Rancher 100% grass-fed organic ground beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages with case codes of 9276, 9283, 9287 or 9288 with use or freeze by dates of Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 4, Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.
  • Nature's Rancher 100% grass-fed organic ground beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages with case codes of 9276, 9283, 9287 or 9288 with use or freeze by dates of Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 4, Nov. 7 and Nov. 11.

If you have the affected beef, do not eat it; throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

If you have any questions, call Rastelli Bros. at 856-803-1100.

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