Kroger recalls ground beef contaminated with pieces of plastic, Michigan not included

Posted at 1:58 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 20:44:47-04

UPDATE: Kroger has issued the following statement about the recall:

Kroger Michigan stores have not affected by recent recall of Ground Beef.

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division, which operates stores in North Carolina, eastern West Virginia and Virginia, received shipment of the potentially-affected products. None of these products are in our stores today.

Kroger stores in Indiana and Illinois, and Food 4 Less and Jay C stores in the Midwest received only two UPCs of 80/20 ground beef (1 lb and 3 lb packages) that are included in the JBS recall. Neither of these products are in our stores today.


Kroger is recalling hundreds of pounds of ground beef due to small bits of plastic found inside, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. 

The raw ground beef items were produced on March 22 by the manufacturer JBS USA, Inc.

In total, 35,464 pounds of raw ground beef was contaminated with "extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic," and shipped to distribution centers in Virginia, Indiana and other retail locations, including Kroger. 

CNN is reporting that the recalled ground beef was only sold at stores in Virginia and Indiana.

The recall involves 1 pound and 3 pound trays and packages of Kroger brand ground beef, as well as 1-pound packages of Kroger ground sirloin with a sell by date of April 9, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34176” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

According to the USDA, there have been no confirmed reports of illness caused from the contaminated products.

If you purchased any of these items, throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.