Recall: What's hiding in these frozen ready-to-eat beef patties

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 13:36:12-04

(WXYZ) — An Oklahoma-based food product company is recalling its frozen ready-to-eat beef patties due to possible foreign matter contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. on Tuesday recalled nearly 20,373 pounds of patties that may be contaminated with a soft purple plastic.

Here are the product details:

  • 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334.

The problem was discovered on April 1, 2019 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the product.

The frozen flame-broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018 and shipped to food service locations nationwide. The items were also distributed to schools, but "was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program."

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of the patties. But the Food Safety and Inspection Service agency is concerned people may still have the product in their freezer. The patties should be thrown away immediately.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre's Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101.