A ground beef recall covering four western states has been issued, after customer complaints rolled in, saying the meat shipments contained “foreign materials.” The contaminated products, reports International Business Times on Friday, Sept. 20, had been sent to Arkansas, California, Montana and Texas, under the label of “Fine Ground Beef,” in 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs.” They carried the establishment number "Est. 6063A" and case codes 6063A3091A and 6063A3091B.
The foreign materials in 58,000 pounds of ground beef, seemed to be particles of plastic ground into the meat. Central Valley Meat Company issued the beef recall, but they reported no illnesses or injuries, and it is likely that no contaminated meat was actually served to students. The contact person for further information is Brian Coelho, the general manager of Central Valley at 559- 583-9624, or the USDA Meat and Poultry hotline at 1-888-674-6854.
The West Coast meat company has been in trouble before. The USDA, in 2012, reportedly barred the company from serving meat to students in the National School Lunch Program, after videos of animal abuse showed up, including animals being electrically prodded. Animal activists accused the company of illegally serving meat produced from sick animals.