The ground beef recall affects 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of "Nature's Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 85% Lean, 15% Fat" and "Nature's Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 93% Lean, 7% Fat," the USDA said.
Photo: USDA
Photo: USDA

Organic beef recalled after customers report plastic contamination

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled in five states, including Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. 

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The USDA is warning customers not to consume any 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packages of “Nature’s Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef” sold by Rastelli Foods Group because they may be contaminated with plastic pieces. 

The packages of ground beef were sent to retail stores in Georgia, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland, and they have use-or-freeze-by dates between October and November 2019. 

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No illnesses have been reported, although the recall was launched after customer complaints to the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline.

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