Kroger ground beef among 35,000 lbs. in meat recalled

More than 35,000 lbs. of raw ground beef have been recalled by JBS USA, Inc. because it could be contaminated with hard plastics, the USDA reports.

About half of the meat included in the recall is Kroger ground beef. The packages included in the recall all have a sell-by date of April 9, 2018 and EST. 34176 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

A Kroger official said later on Thursday that no Michigan stores have been affected by the recall. She added that none of the products involved in the recall are still in affected stores, which were in North Carolina, eastern West Virginia, Virginia, Indiana and Illinois.

The Kroger ground beef included in the recall is:

Other types include All Natural Laura's Lean beef, and JBS Ground Beef Angus Chuck.

The meat was produced March 22, 2018. These products should be thrown away or returned. Check your freezers, too.

The problem was discovered after the firm got a complaint that someone found blue, hard plastic pieces in the meat.

You can find more information on the recall from the USDA here.