Contamination Leads to 60-Ton Beef Recall

Customers have complained of thin blue plastic pieces in the product.

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Fairfield, Ohio-based Koch Foods, is recalling approximately 119,480 pounds of beef rib-shaped patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue plastic pieces, the U.S. Department of Agricultureโ€™s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced. The fully cooked, not shelf stable rib-shaped beef patty with BBQ sauce products were produced on July 8, 2016. 

The 30-lb. bulk boxes contain six plastic shrink-wrapped unlabeled packages of Fully Cooked Rib-Shaped Beef Patty With BBQ Sauce and are identified by case code 67329 and lot number JTM 16190. The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 20795 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributors nationwide for institutional use.             

The problem was discovered when the firm received notification from a customer, and the firm notified FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of illness from eating these products.