Recall Notification Report 057-2013
Class III Recall 057-2013
Oct 1, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Richard J. McIntire (202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 – Central Valley Meat Company, a Hanford, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 89,720 pounds of ground beef that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following FSIS-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall:

40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of “Fine Ground Beef.”

The products bear the establishment number “Est. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced on July 23, 2013, and can be further identified case code “6063A3204A” or “6063A3204B” or “6063A3204C.” The products were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Nebraska, and North Carolina and intended for use the National School Lunch Program.

FSIS sampled the product as part of an on-going investigation. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness or injury should contact a health care professional.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Brian Coelho, company general manager, at (559) 583-9624.