F.B. Packing Co., Inc., a Boston, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,430 pounds of shaved beef products that may be contaminated with plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The shaved steak items were produced on Dec. 21, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-lb. poly bag packages containing thin-sliced (shaved) pieces of “Frank Bertolino Beef Co. Inc. Certified Angus Beef XL Shaved Steak” with case code 71888
  • 10-lb. poly bag packages containing thin-sliced (shaved) pieces of “Bellissimo Silver Beef Shaved Steak.” with case code 71882

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17994A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases bear a “Use by” date of 7/21/2017. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Massachusetts.

The problem was discovered when the firm was notified of the foreign matter by a retail store. The product contained readily visible, long, thin strands of clear soft plastic from packaging material. Because the plastic is readily visible and identifiable, it is highly unlikely that it would be consumed and, therefore, the health risk is extremely low.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Source: FSIS