Where’s the beef?!

Not only has the price of beef skyrocketed due to U.S. inflation rates, Weinstein Wholesale Meats Inc., of Forest Park, IL, recalled roughly 2,122 pounds of raw ground beef burger products after possible contamination of extraneous materials, specifically neoprene, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 7-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing two pieces of “100% Grass Fed & Finished Beef Burger Patties 85% Lean/15% Fat” and with “Use/Freeze By 4/11/23” on the package label.

The recall was announced on April 20 with one specific product being recalled. The recalled beef’s production date was March 14, 2022, and is labeled as “Use/Freeze By 4/11/23,” however, the FSIS is concerned that the product may still be in consumers’ freezers.

To check if the product one has is subject to recall, consumers are encouraged to verify that the U.S.D.A. mark of inspection contains establishment number “Est. 6987”. These products should be thrown out immediately, or returned to the place of purchase and granted a full refund.

The FSIS also advised consumers with questions to contact Nicole Schumacher, Chief Marketing Officer, by phone (1-844-773-3663) or by e-mail (reachus@eatpre.com).

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