Galloway ShopRite has recalled all store made ground beef produced and sold on Wednesday, Jan. 2, the store announced late Wednesday night. The reason for the voluntary recall was the possibility of small pieces of black tray lining pad used in the packaging getting into the meat, according to the store.
The recall includes all varieties ground beef made in the store on Jan. 2, including ground beef and meatloaf mix, according to the store. All other meat products sold at the store are not impacted by the recall, according to ShopRite.
No injuries related to the recall have been reported, according to ShopRite.
“We are advising customers who purchased any of these products at the ShopRite of Galloway to return them for an immediate refund or replacement,” ShopRite spokesperson Karen Meleta said in a release issued Wednesday night. “Although the pieces of the plastic tray liner may not cause an immediate health risk if ingested, we wanted to alert the public so appropriate steps can be taken.”
The store has contacted its Price Plus Card members who may have purchased the tainted meat by phone to warn them of the recall, according to ShopRite.
This incident only affects the ShopRite in Galloway Township, according to the supermarket, which is requesting that shoppers check the labels of all ground meat they may have purchased at the store and still have in their homes. Pre-packaged ground meat is not impacted by this recall, according to ShopRite.
A full refund or replacement is available for those returning affected meat, according to ShopRite.
Customer questions or concerns can be directed to 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).