Health officials are telling New Yorkers to throw out some meat sold at popular grocery stores.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due because some meat sold in New York State may be contaminated.

Public Health Alert Issued For Beef Sold In New York State

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Health officials are concerned the raw beef product may be "contaminated with extraneous material, specifically soft, clear plastic."

The raw beef item was produced on July 25, 2023. The product was sold at ALDI grocery stores in New York State and nationwide.

"FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed," the FSIS stated in its public health alert. "The problem was discovered when the establishment notified FSIS that it received a complaint from a retail store that soft, clear plastic was noticed in the product."

Beef Sold At ALDI Grocery Stores In New York State May Contain Plastic

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A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available for purchase, officials say. However, health officials are worried the beef may be in your freezer.

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"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume them. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the FSIS states. "Consumers with questions about the public health alert can call Cargill at 844-419-1574. Members of the media with questions can contact April Nelson, Cargill, at 952-913-5466."

ALDI has nearly 130 locations across New York State.

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