Illinois Company Has Recalled 2,000 Pounds of Contaminated Beef
It's time to check your freezer this time as there's a newly announced recall of potentially contaminated beef from an Illinois company according to a new bulletin from the USDA.
In a press release, the USDA announced that Weinstein Wholesale Meats, Inc has initiated a voluntary recall of more than 2,000 pounds of ground beef because of potential neoprene contamination.
What is neoprene anyway?
Chemical Safety Facts says that neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is less sensitive to temperature changes than regular rubber. Not something you want in your food basically.
The USDA says this is what the packaging looks like that you need to check for.
They added the following label details:
10.7-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.
There have been no cases of health problems associated with this product as of this writing, so it appears this is a case of prevention and caution being the best cure.
You can check the official USDA recall bulletin for more specific information if you learn you have these ground beef products in your freezer.