NJ Meat Packer Recalls Spoiled Ground Beef

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — More than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products sent to prisons in Oregon and California are being recalled after an inspection found them may be spoiled.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says products from One Great Burger in Elizabeth, N.J., were discolored and smelled wrong.

The products came in 20 pound boxes of Onegreat Hamburgers, with the item number 02044 and the establishment number 34575. The products have packed-on dates between July and November 2010 and were distributed to institutions in California and Oregon.

One Great Burger spokesman Frank Tobin says the beef was distributed to the prisons. He says none was sent to retailers.

The Agriculture Department can answer food safety questions from consumers online at AskKaren.gov or by phone at (888) 674-6854 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

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  • sumpa

    oh! bad eating meat time when the sickness was. time all diearea night hours and pain. more hours than diearea mead ate bad. sadness.

    people caution — i am sumpa orlions !!

  • gary


  • brooklyn

    they should send it to all prisons

  • Uncle Kermit

    trouble with the meat packers. spoiled tainted meat.

    similar trouble with the fudge packers since they let tom cruise run the place. they hired former donut punchers and even some pillow biters. leaving everything tainted.

    • sumpa

      understand punch donut no ? for too meat, but and fudge ?

  • The Good Samaritan

    This is why I never eat at McDonalds.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

    • Uncle Kermit


      I say next election … The Good Samaritan for Mayor and DanTe for Deputy Mayor. These 2 have the pulse of the city.

  • Steve M.

    “smelled wrong”.??!!….This must be an AP ‘shout out’ to the illiterate….

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