• Consumers report plastic pieces in hamburger; recall initiated for 9 states

    29 days ago - By Food Safety

    Following consumer complaints, a Chicago company is recalling ground beef in nine states because of contamination with pieces of plastic.
    There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the recalled hamburger in their refrigerators or freezers because the expiration date is not until Jan. 31, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service .
    Amity Packing Company Inc. of Chicago produced the ground beef on Jan. 6 and sold it in vacuum-packed 1-pound packages labeled as “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF.” It is marked with a “USE/FREEZE BY”...
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