Less than a week after AdvancePierre Foods recalled more than 20,000 pounds of frozen beef patties for plastic contamination, JBS Plainwell, Inc. has also recalled a series of ground beef products for possible green hard plastic contamination.

The recall includes approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef that were produced on March 2, 2019. The affected beef has an establishment number of EST. 562M inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed on the bottom of the package label. The contaminated ground beef was shipped to retail locations throughout Michigan and Wisconsin.

The recalled beef includes:

  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN 20% FAT. It has a case code of 47283 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN 15% FAT. It has a case code of 47285 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT. It has a case code of 47290 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as LEAN GROUND BEEF. It has a case code of 42093 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as CERTIFIED GROUND SIRLOIN. It has a case code of 42090 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as CERTIFED GROUND ROUND. It has a case code of 42085 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as Fresh! BLACK ANGUS GROUND CHUCK. It has a case code of 42283 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as CERTIFIED GROUND CHUCK. It has a case code of 81631 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.
  • 1-pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaves labeled as GROUND BEEF. It has a case code of 81629 and a sell by date of 4/10/2019 located on the label.

Labels of the recalled ground beef can be viewed here.

Consumers are urged to check their freezers for the recalled ground beef. The affected beef should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. It should not be consumed.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Misty Barnes, corporate communications at JBS Plainwell, by calling 970-506-7805.

JBS Plainwell discovered the plastic contamination after receiving two customer complaints. The company said there have been no reports of illness or injury from the consumption of the affected ground beef. Consumers that are concerned about adverse effects from consuming the recalled beef should contact their healthcare provider.

JBS Plainwell has made the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Ground Beef Recall Two meat producers have recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef products due to E. coli contamination. Carlos Vasquez monitors ground beef as it passes through a machine that makes hamburger patties at a meat packing and distribution facility on June 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan