USDA recalls 130,464 pounds of ground beef that may contain plastic

Published: Nov 8, 2019 8:45 a.m. ET

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling 130,464 points of raw ground beef produced by privately held New Jersey-based Rastelli Foods Group because it may be contaminated with plastic, the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday. The recall is of 16-oz vacuum sealed packages of Nature's Ranchers 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef that was produced from Oct. 3 through Oct. 15. There have been no reports of adverse reactions from consumers but the USDA said it had received complaints through a hotline. The products were sent to distribution centers and retail outlets in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Maryland. Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. had to recall more than two million pounds of poultry this week that they fear could be contaminated with metal.