About 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties, which were shipped to schools nationwide, may contain extraneous materials.

By Nicole Harris
April 04, 2019
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April 4, 2018

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties, which were distributed to schools across the country. The patties may be contaminated with soft purple plastic, according to a statement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The recall happened after two consumers discovered the soft purple plastic inside their patties on April 1. Thankfully, there have been no adverse reactions reported.

Affected patties have an establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection, says the USDA. They were produced on November 30, 2018.

Here are the full product details: 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334.

Since the beef patties are frozen, the USDA advises consumers to check food service freezers, and throw away any recalled products immediately. Those with questions can call AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101. Contact your doctor with any health concerns.