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Ground beef sold at Meijer recalled, may contain plastic pieces

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Published: Apr. 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM EDT
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(4/9/2019) - More than 43,000 pounds of ground beef sold at Meijer and other retailers is being recalled after consumers complained about finding plastic pieces in it.

The USDA announced the recall Tuesday morning morning for beef processed at JBS Plainwell. The meat was produced on March 20 and labeled with sell by dates of April 10.

Two consumers complained to JBS about finding green plastic pieces in the meat and the USDA was notified of the issue on April 5. Meijer and other retailers sold the affected products across Michigan and Wisconsin.

The recalled products include:

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN 20% FAT” with case code 47283 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with case code 47285 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “fresh from Meijer GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT” with case code 47290 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “LEAN GROUND BEEF” with case code 42093 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND SIRLOIN” with case code 42090 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND ROUND” with case code 42085 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “Fresh! BLACK ANGUS GROUND CHUCK” with case code 42283 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “CERTIFIED GROUND CHUCK” with case code 81631 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

-- One pound plastic wrapped ground beef loaf with “GROUND BEEF” with case code 81629 and sell by date of 4/10/2019 represented on the label.

The affected products also will have establishment number EST. 562M on the USDA mark of inspection on the bottom of the label.

Anyone with the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard them.