Cargill recalls beef due to string contamination concerns

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Cargill Meat Solutions recalled product
Cargill Meat Solutions recalled product
Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling almost 8,300 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with blue string, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

The problem was discovered when Cargill was cleaning and found a cotton/poly blend blue string in one of the machines.

The company contacted its FSIS District Office, as it had reason to believe some of the string may have ended up in the product.

5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of “85% Lean | 15% Fat MEADOWLAND FARMS Ground Beef 1/3 LB. PATTIES,” with a use or freeze by date of April 18, 2015 are affected.

The ground beef patties were produced on April 6 and have the establishment number “EST. 9400” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The 8,294 pounds-worth of products were shipped to warehouse locations in Connecticut and Maryland.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to the products.

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