A North Carolina food processing company that supplies meat to Kroger has recalled more than 35,000 pounds(over 17 tons) of ground beef. The ground beef may be contaminated with bits of hard plastic.
The recall was put into motion after a consumer complained that hard, blue pieces of plastic were found in one of their products.
The meat was produced around the end of March and was shipped to stores in Indiana and Virginia.
The ground beef is labeled under the brands Kroger Ground Beef, Private Selection Angus Beef, Kroger Ground Sirloin, and All Natural Laura’s Lean Beef and stamped with “EST. 34176” on the USDA inspection mark.
Among the products recalled are 1-pound and 3-pound trays of “Kroger Ground Beef 80% Lean-20% Fat,” as well as 3-pound trays of “Kroger Ground Beef 73% Lean-27% Fat.”