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Nearly 47 Tons of Meat Recalled Due to Possible Non-Food Grade Substance Contamination

MF Meats is recalling its beef and pork after customer complaints about a chemical taste in the items.

Raw meat individually packaged

N.Y.-based MF Meats is recalling approximately 93,277 pounds (46.7 tons) of raw pork and beef products, which may have been contaminated with non-food grade mineral seal oil that is not approved for use in meat processing, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The items in question were shipped to restaurants in N.Y, Pa., and Ohio.       

According to FSIS, the problem was discovered after MF Meats received four complaints from restaurants reporting a chemical taste in the meat products. After investigating, MF Meats determined that its mineral oil supplier sent them a drum containing non-food grade mineral seal oil labeled as food grade mineral oil. The non-food grade mineral seal oil was applied to food contact surfaces and not directly to the meat products.

The raw meat items were produced from Nov. 26, 2023 through Feb. 16, 2024. These 60+ products are subject to recall. 

Beef Recall Mineral Seal Oil ContaminationUSDA

The products display Julian dates of 330-365 (November 26 - December 31) and 1-47 (January 1 - February 16), and bear establishment number “EST. 569” inside the USDA mark of inspection.                        

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in restaurants’ refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants are urged not to serve these products, and should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Doug Neckers, President, MF Meats, at 716-483-4050 or [email protected].

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