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58,000 pounds of National School Lunch Program beef recalled

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-02 09:27:11-04

WASHINGTON (WTVR) – Meat used as part of the National School Lunch Program has been recalled over fears that “small pieces of plastic” may be mixed in the ground beef, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The more than 58,000 pounds of recalled ground beef, from Central Valley Meat Company in California, was shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, California, Montana and Texas.

The products subject to recall include:

  •  40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of “Fine Ground Beef.”
  • The products bear the establishment number “Est. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.
  • The products were produced on April 1, 2013, and can be further identified by case code “6063A3091A” or “6063A3091B.”

While the FSIS said it discovered the problem after customers complained, the department had no reports of illness or injury. People with questions are asked to call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).