Is Your Ground Beef Contaminated?

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Is Your Ground Beef Contaminated?

Ground beef is inspected by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

Ground beef is inspected by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

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Ground beef is inspected by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

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Ground beef is inspected by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

Vallariee Garcia-Trevino, Journalist

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According to Alexa Lardieri from U.S. News, on March 5, the press had issued a warning about 30,260 pounds of ground beef being contaminated with metals and plastic. The meat was produced by Washington Beef and the FSIS has taken the steps to ensure people are aware of the recall.

The beef was produced on December 27 of 2018 and said to use or freeze by January 20, 2019. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are still concerned if anyone still has this meat in their fridge. The FSIS classified the incident as a Class I recall which ‘involves a health hazard situation in which there is a reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death.’

According to the United States Department of Agriculture website, although there haven’t been any reactions from any consumers besides one who sparked the recall after a complaint on February 28, 2019.

Eighth grader, Seth Serrat was asked how he would feel if his family had bought this contaminated beef- which were He replied, “Due to the fact that the meat had metal and plastic in it, I would not be very happy if it ended up in the hands of one of my family members.”

Junior Angeline Gil was questioned about what she would do if she had came in contact with this ground beef. She had stated, “I wouldn’t even try to eat it and it would go straight into the trash.”

Of course, no one would be happy to find plastic or metals in their meat.