Company recalls more than 37K pounds of burger patties

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Kenosha Beef International, Ltd., a Wisconsin company, recalled 37,600 pounds of frozen burger patties on Thursday because the meat may contain foreign materials.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that this product from the Kenosha, Wis. establishment may have pieces of gasket material.

The exact product being recalled are the two pound cartons containing six patties of Sam’s Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar, which were produced on June 11, 2012.

The packages have the label “EST425B” and “best if used by” date code of 120812B ink-jetted on the carton end panel.

This is a class II recall in which the FSIS believes that there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences when one consumes these patties.

The products were delivered to Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

A consumer complaint to the company urged the firm to inform FSIS. No report of injury or illnesses associated with consumption of this product has been brought to the attention of FSIS and the company.

If you are concerned about an illness, FSIS encourages you to contact a healthcare provider. Also, you can call Tom Henderson, Director of Quality Assurance, at 1-800-541-1685x1351 for more information about the recall.

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