FPL Food LLC, a West Columbia, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,820 pounds of ground beef chuck that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The product subject to recall includes 80-oz. (5-lb.) chubs of "80% Lean 20% Fat All Natural Ground Beef Chuck." The establishment number "EST 332B" and the sell by date "03/27/2013" are inkjetted on each package. The products were packaged on March 7, 2013, and were sold in retail stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The problem was discovered after the company received three consumer complaints. The pieces of plastic are believed to be pieces of a blue plastic liner that covers source material used to produce the final ground product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury at this time.