Recall: Fully Cooked Homestyle Ground Beef Products
On 2018-06-11, the USDA announced that Goodman Food Products is conducting a recall on Ground Beef Products due to possible contamination with foreign matter. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Fully Cooked Homestyle during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
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Name: Goodman Food Products
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Ground Beef Products
Brand Name(s): Fully Cooked Homestyle
Reason for Recall: Foreign Matter Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2018-06-04
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 06/04/2018, it was not published by the FDA until 06/11/2018.
Additional information provided by the USDA.gov:
Goodman Food Products Recalls Fully Cooked Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
Class I Recall 045-2018
Health Risk: High Jun 4, 2018
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2018 - Goodman Food Products, Texas, Inc., a Mansfield, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 34,400 pounds of fully cooked ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard, white plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen, fully cooked ground beef patty and crumble items were produced on August 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
he products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 5886A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were purchased by USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program (NLSP). These items were shipped to institutional locations in Maine and Connecticut.
The problem was discovered after the company and USDA's Agricultural Marketing Services received consumer complaints about hard, white plastic material found in the fully cooked ground beef products.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in school freezers or refrigerators. School nutrition professionals who have purchased these products are urged not to prepare or consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Donald Goodman, President, Goldman Food Products, Texas, Inc. at (310) 674-3180.
More information may be available at USDA.gov
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