Recall on Ready-to-Eat Beef Patty Products due to Metal Contamination
OSI Industries LLC, a company based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin issued a recall on ready-to-eat beef patty products due to metal contamination as well as other foreign substances. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) reported that the recall includes over 4,000 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patty products. The specific contaminated beef is the 38-pound bulk lined boxes of frozen, ready-to-eat char-broiled beef patties that were produced on August 10, 2019. These products can be identified by the establishment number of 1300 located on the label.
This metal contamination was identified after the ready-to-eat beef patty products were sent to processing plants in Iowa and Wisconsin where the product undergoes further processing before being sent out to retail corporations. Although there are no reports or complaints of troublesome side effects from consumption of the recalled ready-to-eat beef patties, consumers are urged to report any illness or injury to authorities if there is concern of exposure after consumption of this product.
FSIS states that this contaminated ready-to-eat beef patty product could still be in freezers at processing plants and in circulation to retail distributors. The recommendation for these companies is to dispose of the product or to return it to the original place of purchase.
According to National Food Poisoning Lawsuit Lawyer Tony Coveny, “foreign objects constitute one of several types of food borne contamination. Food borne pathogens are the one our food poisoning law firm deals with the most, and include bacteria like salmonella or e. coli, viruses like norovirus, or parasites like Cyclospora. We also see a handful of cases every year with chemical contamination. The third type of food contaminate is what we refer to as foreign object cases. They can, at time, be serious, but constitute the smallest number of cases e handle in any given year.”