ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth company has recalled over 200,000 pounds of ground beef products that were distributed to institutions in California and Oregon because they may have become spoiled.
The recall, which was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is the result of customer complaints about discoloration and “off-odors” in some hamburgers produced by One Great Burger.
The affected products, 20 lbs. boxes of “ONEGREAT HAMBURGERS” with “ITEM #02044” labeled on the front as well as “KEEP FROZEN,” bear establishment number “EST. 34575” within the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between January 2010 and May 2010 and contain “PACKED ON” dates ranging from July 2010 to November 2010.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Director of Technical Services, John Haug, at 1-973-477-9039.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. 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 l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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