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Check your freezers: Ground beef recall involves Virginia Kroger stores

A North Carolina food processor has issued a recall of nearly 35,000 pounds of beef after a consumer reported having found hard plastic pieces in a package of ground beef.

The recall includes Kroger stores in Virginia where packages with a sell-by date of April 9, 2018 are involved.

According to the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the raw ground beef items were produced on March 22, but “FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.”

“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products,” FSIS officials said in a news release.

Kroger is advising consumers who may have purchased the ground beef listed in the recall to either throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.

Here’s a complete list:

  • 3-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT” with product code 95051, UPC: 011110975645, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT” with product code 95052, UPC: 011110969729, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 3-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT” with product code 95053, UPC of 011110969705, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT GROUND CHUCK” with product code 95054, UPC: 011110971395, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN – 15% FAT” with product code 95055, UPC: 011110969682, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND SIRLOIN 90% LEAN – 10% FAT GROUND BEEF” and product code 95056, UPC: 011110975638, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 92% LEAN 8% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95057, UPC: 612669316714, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95058, UPC: 612669317063, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 90% LEAN – 10% FAT GROUND SIRLOIN” with product code 95063, UPC: 011110969637 and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN – 7% FAT” with product code 95064, UPC: 01111096920, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 15-lb. cases containing “JBS Ground Beef Angus Chuck 80% Lean 20% Fat Service Case” with Case UPC: 0040404800632 and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 15-lb. cases containing “Ground Beef Angus Sirloin 90% Lean 10% Fat Service Case” Case UPC: 0040404800634, and a
  • Sell By date of 4/9/2018.

Further info

The North Carolina company, JBS USA, is the world’s second largest branded food company in terms of revenue and the worldwide leader in meat and poultry-based food solutions. It’s parent company is Brazilian-based JBS S.A., according to its website.

Consumers who have questions about the recall can call Cheri Schneider, director of external communications at JBS, 970, 506-7717.

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