A recall has been issued by Shamrock Foods Company, doing business as Gold Canyon Meat Company, for its raw ground beef patties due to a possible contamination issue involving hard, white plastic that may have extraneously found its way into the meat.

The recall affects nearly 6,876 pounds of raw ground beef patties produced on Oct. 21 with the lot code 29421. The recalled meat also has the establishment number EST 6239 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The contaminated raw ground beef patties were shipped to restaurant locations in Arizona and California.

Included in the recall are:

  • 11.25-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Patty, Ground 6-ounce Gourmet Prime” with item number 4512991 on the label.
  • 12-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Patty, Ground 2X1 Gourmet USDA Prime” with item number 4757111 on the label.
  • 12-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Pattie, Ground Slider Angus 6X1” with item number 3752811 on the label.
  • 12-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Pattie, Ground 6-ounce 6 Wide Cedar River Natural USDA Choice” with item number 3138361 on the label.
  • 12-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Pattie, Ground 8Z Cedar River Natural USDA Choice” with item number 3962551 on the label.
  • 12.25-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Patty, Ground Angus 7Z Cryo 2-6-pound Sleeves” with item number 3942041 on the label.
  • 12.25-pound boxes containing vacuum-packed, single-stacked Gold Canyon Meat CO “Beef Chuck Patty, Ground Angus 7Z” with item number 3926911 on the label.

Gold Canyon Meat Company said it discovered the issue after it received complaints from restaurant staff about hard, white plastic in the beef patties during preparation.

Restaurants are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled patties. They should not be served and it's recommended they be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Sandy Kelly, vice president of corporate communications for Shamrock Foods, at 480-564-6047 or by email at Sandy_Kelly@ShamrockFoods.com.

The company said it has not received any reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the recalled meat.

Individuals who are concerned about injury or illness from the recalled products should contact their healthcare provider, Gold Canyon Meat said.

Ground Beef Beef supplier JBS Tolleson issued a recall of 6.9 million pounds of ground beef that may pose a salmonella risk to consumers. A stack of ground beef patties moves on a conveyor belt at a meat packing and distribution facility on June 24, 2008, in San Francisco. Photo: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan