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By Daisy Luther

When you bite into that juicy ground beef burger, you might find a little something extra in it – like chunks of blue plastic.

Yes, it’s time to check your food again during this never-ending cycle of recalls. JBS USA has recalled 35,464 pounds of ground beef sold under numerous labels because it may contain chunks of hard plastic. This was discovered after a complaint was received from a consumer who found blue, hard plastic pieces in one of the products. The products are from March 22, so they would most likely be found in your freezer.

Brands include Kroger, All Natural Laura’s, Private Selection, and JBS. Look for the establishment number “EST. 34176” inside the USDA mark of inspection. (Note: The USDA inspected this meat and approved it.)

Here’s the complete list as per the USDA:

  • 3-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT” with product code 95051, UPC: 011110975645, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT” with product code 95052, UPC: 011110969729, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 3-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT” with product code 95053, UPC of 011110969705, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 80% LEAN – 20% FAT GROUND CHUCK” with product code 95054, UPC: 011110971395, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN – 15% FAT” with product code 95055, UPC: 011110969682, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND SIRLOIN 90% LEAN – 10% FAT GROUND BEEF” and product code 95056, UPC: 011110975638, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 92% LEAN 8% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95057, UPC: 612669316714, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “ALL NATURAL LAURA’S LEAN BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT GROUND BEEF” with product code 95058, UPC: 612669317063, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “PRIVATE SELECTION ANGUS BEEF 90% LEAN – 10% FAT GROUND SIRLOIN” with product code 95063, UPC: 011110969637 and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing “Kroger GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN – 7% FAT” with product code 95064, UPC: 01111096920, and a Sell By date of 4/9/2018.
  • 15-lb. cases containing “JBS Ground Beef Angus Chuck 80% Lean 20% Fat Service Case” with Case UPC: 0040404800632 and a “Sell By: 9.APRIL.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “Ground Beef Angus Sirloin 90% Lean 10% Fat Service Case” Case UPC: 0040404800634, and a “Sell By: 9.APRIL.”

This comes shortly after more than a hundred people have been sickened by romaine lettuce tainted with e. Coli, dogs have been poisoned by pet food containing euthanasia drugs, and more than 200 million eggs were recalled for salmonella.

Growing your own and purchasing only from trusted sources is looking better and better, as it becomes ever more clear that the food industry is more concerned about speed and profits than they are about the health of their consumers.  And clearly, since the meat mentioned in this article was inspected by the USDA, looking to those agencies for assurances is no guarantee of safety.

Republished with permission The Organic Prepper

 


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