Discolored hamburger and a strange smell caused 226,400 pounds of ground beef to be recalled. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service received numerous complaints regarding the problem and announced the recall as Class II. One Great Burger, the company based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, manufactured the meat and distributed it to establishments in California and Oregon. As of now, no reported illnesses have been made regarding the spoiled meat product.
Further investigation of customer complaints revealed evidence that One Great Burger repackaged returned beef and delivered them to customers, said the Food and Drug Administration. The FSIS is working to remove all of the products from stores since there is proof the company was recoding old beef. According to news reports, investigations will continue to be performed to uncover the entire truth of the situation.
20 pound boxes of “One Great Hamburgers” with the label “Item #02044″ and the statement “Keep Frozen” were recalled. The establishment number “EST. 34575″ is listed on the box with the USDA mark of inspection. The hamburgers were produced from January 2010-May 2010 and have dates ranging from July to November 2010. The FSIS conducts regular checks to inspect products. I hope that no one becomes ill due to the defective product, and that this company prevents such a mishap from ever happening again. If you became sick due to a contaminated food product, a personal injury attorney Fresno can help assess your case.