Purple Material Triggers 10-Ton Burger Recall

Consumer complaints put the recall in motion.


AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. in Enid, Oklahoma is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.

The frozen RTE flame-broiled beef patties in 14-pound cases were produced on November 30, 2018 and shipped to food service locations nationwide. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.                                

The problem was discovered on April 1, 2019 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, but food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve or consume them.