WASHINGTON, November 7, 2019 – Rastelli Bros., Inc., doing business as Rastelli Foods Group, a Swedenesboro, NJ establishment, recalled approximately 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products which can be contaminated by extra materials, particularly plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Raw ground beef items are manufactured from October 3, 2019 to October 15, 2019. The following products will be considered: [View labels (PDF only)]
- 16-oz vacuum sealed packages containing "NATURE & # 39; S RANCHER 100% GRASS FED ORGANIC GROUND LOW 85% LEAN, 15% FAT ”with case code 9276, 9283, 9287, or 9288 and use or freeze on dates 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19, and 11/11/19.
- 16-oz vacuum sealed packages containing "NATURE & # 39; S RANCHER 100% GRASS FED ORGANIC GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN, 7 % FAT "with case code 9276, 9283, 9287, or 9288 and used or freeze by dates 10/24/19, 10/31/19, 11/04/19, 11/07/19 , and 11/11/19.
Products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 7877-A ”within the USDA inspection mark. These items are shipped to distribution centers and shipped further to retail locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, and Maryland.
The problem was discovered after FSIS received consumer complaints through the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. The firm also told FSIS that they received a consumer complaint directly.
There are no reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who buy these products are encouraged not to consume them. These products must be disposed of or returned to the shopping center.
Buyers with questions about the recall can contact Mike Kelly, vice president of sales at Rastelli, at (856) 803-1100. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Raymond Rastelli, Jr., president and owner of Rastelli, at (856) 803-1100.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat by Asking USDA out of 10 am to 6 pm (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send an inquiry by email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, chicken, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https: //foodcomplaint.fsis.usda .gov / eCCF /. anak19659013]