LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A North Carolina company is recalling more than 17 tons of raw ground beef because it could be contaminated with bits of hard plastic -- and some of the beef was sold in Kroger stores in Indiana.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), JBS USA announced the recall earlier this week. It involves raw ground beef items that were produced and packaged on March 22, 2018.
FSIS officials say JBS USA issued recalled the 35,464 pounds of beef after the company received a complaint from a customer who found blue, hard plastic pieces in the beef.
The raw beef was shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Virginia for distribution to retail locations.
The products under recall have establishment number "EST. 34176" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The following products have been recalled:
So far, there have been no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from eating the meat.
Anyone with frozen beef should check to make sure it is not part of the recall. If you find a product that has been recalled, throw it away or return it to the store.
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