Southwest Ohio company Koch Foods, Inc., is recalling beef patty products

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Butler County-based Koch Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately119,480 pounds of beef rib-shaped patty products that may be contaminated with "extraneous materials, specifically thin blue plastic pieces."

The federal Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement Wednesday. Koch Foods is located in Fairfield.

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The fully cooked, not shelf stable rib-shaped beef patty with BBQ sauce products were produced July 8, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

** 30-pound bulk boxes containing 6 plastic shrink-wrapped unlabeled packages of "Fully Cooked Rib-Shaped Beef Patty With BBQ Sauce."

** The boxes are identified by case code "67329"

** Lot number "JTM 16190" is represented on the label.

** The products subject to recall bear establishment number "EST. 20795" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to a distributors nationwide for institutional use.

A customer notified Koch Foods about the problem, and officials with Koch notified the Washington, D.C.-based safety and inspection service on April 5.

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There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Food safety and inspection service officials are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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