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Burger patties recalled due to neoprene contamination

A national wholesale meats company has recalled 2,122 pounds of raw ground beef patties due to extraneous materials found in the product.

Multiple complaints were received regarding a Pre Brands product containing “rubber-like” material, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The company found the packages contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white neoprene.

Weinstein Wholesale Meats, Inc., out of Forest Park, Illinois, produced 10.7-ounce vacuum-sealed packages filled with two “100% grass-fed and finished beef burger patties” in each package. The products were 85% lean with 15% fat content, embedded with a use by or freeze date of April 11, 2023 on the label. The products are stamped with a recall bear establishment number “Est. 6987,” located in the USDA mark of inspection.

The patties were shipped to an online distributor and sold nationwide. No reports of adverse reactions have been received as of press.

FSIS advises anyone with the product in their refrigerators or freezers dispose of or return to the place of purchase rather than consume them.

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact Nicole Schumacher, of Pre Brands LLC, at 844-773-3663 or

Food safety questions can be directed to the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or send a question via email to

Food complaints can be addressed at

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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