Organic Ground Beef Sold At Wegmans Stores Recalled Due To Plastic Fragments

There are many things that are very delicious alongside ground beef when mashed into a hamburger patty or loafed into a meatloaf, but plastic shards are not one of those things. Customers of Northeastern grocery chain Wegmans have reported finding “small malleable plastic pieces” in their packages of organic ground beef.

That’s a safety hazard, and plastic is not a substance that can be included in organic meat. A total of just under 34,000 pounds of beef were recalled, which were produced on December 23rd.

The product in question is called Wegmans Organic 93% Lean/7% Fat Grass-Fed Ground Beef, which was sold in vacuum-sealed packages of one pound, and also in bulk packs with three of the pound-sized sealed packages. Meat subject to this recall went to Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The packages have a “use or freeze by” date of January 16, 2015. The meat supplier and the U.S. Department of Agriculture don’t know of any consumers who have been harmed by these plastic pieces.

If you’re a customer with a question about the recall, contact the producer, J&G Foods in Massachusetts, at (508) 865-1101.

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination [USDA]