Miami-Dade County

Shredded Styrofoam in angus beef gets meat recalled

Correction: The Certified Angus Beef that was recalled due to shredded Styrofoam found in the meat was not sold at Sedano’s, Sabor Tropical or Milam supermarkets, an official with the beef company said. A previous version of this story had incorrectly stated that it was.

The most recent not-food-in-your-food recall concerns 4,922 pounds of Certified Angus Beef.

The beef product, labeled “Certified Angus Beef Ground Chuck 80% lean, 20% fat,” comes in two-pound hunks on black Styrofoam plastic wrapped trays. Some Styrofoam trays wound up shredded and in some of the beef packaged July 15.

The problem was discovered Saturday. North Carolina-based JBS USA issued a recall Tuesday for the packs with a “7/15/17” production date and case code 541640. This is a Class III recall, meaning according to the USDA, “This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.”

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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