More than 4,000 pounds of beef pies recalled in Iowa and Wisconsin because of the fear of metal contamination
- OSI Industries, LLC, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, recalls more than 4,000 pounds of ready-made beef patties
- Metal shards are found in the product, but it is unclear when or what kind of metal
- Packages were sent to companies that further process the meat in Iowa and Wisconsin, which was then sold to stores in the two states
- From Tuesday, no one has reported having become ill from consuming the pasties
Thousands of kilos of beef patties have been recalled due to possible metal contamination, health officials announced on Monday.
OSI Industries, LLC, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, recalled 4,218 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties from the fear that they might have been contaminated with foreign materials, particularly metal, according to a report from the US Ministry of Agriculture (USDA)).
Health officials say that nobody has & # 39; side effects & # 39; has reported by consuming the patties.
The products were sent to companies that further process the meat in Iowa and Wisconsin, and then sold to stores in the state.
OSI Industries, LLC, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, recalls more than 4,000 pounds of ready-made beef patties because of the fear of metal contamination (file image)
Subject to a recall, boxes of 38 pounds of frozen packaging are labeled with Char-broiled Beef Patties (Caramel Color Added & # 39;) with lot code 22219.
The products were produced on August 10, 2019 and have the EST office number. 1300 within the USDA quality mark.
It is unclear when the Food Safety and Inspection of the USDA (FSIS) has been notified of the contamination.
It is also unclear how the metal got into the pasties and the type of metal found by officials.
FSIS named the recall as Class I, which means & # 39; a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable likelihood that the use of the product will have serious adverse health or death consequences & # 39 ;.
Customers are advised not to consume the products and either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.
FSIS says that anyone who has questions about the recall, OSI Industries, LLC can call for free at (855) 206-1934.
This is the latest in a series of recall campaigns for foodstuffs due to metal contamination.
Last month, Kenosha Beef International, selling seasoned beef to Taco Bell, recalled an unspecified amount after metal shavings were found in the meat.
In July, Michigan-based Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalled nearly 3,500 pounds of raw ground beef meatloaf products about contamination of broken pieces of metal.
And in March, Tyson Foods recalled more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products after two customers reported findings of metal in the product.
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