The USDA issued a public health alert about Organic Rancher Organic Ground Beef after customers found a little too much texture in the beef.
“The problem was discovered after the firm received complaints from consumers reporting they found hard, rigid plastic in the ground beef products,” the USDA alert says.
The alert covers 16-ounce vacuum-sealed packs of Organic Rancher Organic Ground Beef, 93% Lean and 85% Lean, with a use by date of 5-18-2022. “EST.4027” is inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Organic Rancher products can be bought only at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. A recall wasn’t issued because the products are no longer for sale, but they might be in customers’ refrigerators and freezers.
If you have questions, email NPC Processing Quality Assurance Manager Adam Bushell at [email protected].
This story was originally published May 12, 2022 9:26 AM.