US-based company Washington Beef has recalled 30,260lb of ground beef chub products over possible contamination with extraneous materials, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ground beef chubs that have been recalled in the 1lb category include Double R Ranch ground beef that is 90% lean and 10% fat and Double R Ranch ground beef with 85% lean and 15% fat.

Products that have been recalled in the 3lb include St Helens 100% Ground Beef with 90% lean and 10% fat.

Under the 10lbs category, Washington Beef recalled its Double R Ranch Course Beef Chubs with 80% lean and 20% fat. Other products recalled include SRF American Wagyu Beef Fine Ground Beef Chubs and Beef Boneless Ground Chunk Blend Smoked.

“The problem was identified after a consumer complained to the company on 28 February 2019.”

Shipped across the nation, the products recalled were produced on 27 December last year and contain a ‘use or freeze by’ date of 20 January 2019 with the establishment number ‘EST 235’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was identified after a consumer complained to the company on 28 February 2019.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS said that anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers have been urged not to consume the products and to either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The recall has been categorised as Class I, which indicates that use of the product could cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Last November, Swift Beef recalled nearly 99,260lb of raw ground beef products over possible contamination with E coli O157: H7 bacteria.

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