Blue string in ground beef leads to recall
Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,294 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with blue string, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The ground beef patties were produced on April 6, 2015. The products subject to recall is: 5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of “85% Lean | 15% Fat MEADOWLAND FARMS Ground Beef 1/3 LB. PATTIES,” with a use or freeze by date of April 18, 2015.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 9400” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to warehouse locations in Connecticut and Maryland.
The problem was discovered when the establishment was cleaning and observed a cotton/poly blend blue string in one of the machines. The company then contacted their FSIS District Office, as it had reason to believe that some of the string may have ended up in the final product.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.