Recall: Frozen beef patties sent to schools may contain plastic

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USDA Press release – Over 20-thousand pounds of frozen beef patties that were distributed to schools are being recalled because they may be contaminated with plastic. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday the ready-to-eat flame broiled beef patties may contain extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic.

The patties were produced by AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. on Nov. 30, 2018 and shipped to food service locations nationwide.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAMEBROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334. 
  • The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.                                

The problem was discovered on April 1 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the patties.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the patties. 

Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve or consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101. 

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. 

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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