Raw Ground Beef Recalled

More than 2,000 pounds of raw ground beef that was sold at retail establishments in Kentucky and eight other states is being recalled.

As WJRS Local News reported on Saturday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that Amity Packing Company of Chicago is recalling the meat because it may be contaminated with “clear, thin pliable plastic,” according to a news release.

The ground beef was produced Jan. 6 and sold in one-pound vacuum-packed packages labeled “Pre 95% lean/5% fat ground beef.” The label says it should be used or frozen by 1/31/2020.

According to reports, the packing company said it had received two complaints from consumers who reported finding the plastic in the beef.   WJRS News did a quick survey of area grocery stores over the weekend and could not locate any of the packaged ground beef which is subject to recall.

However, anyone with the recalled meat at home should throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased, according to the agency.

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