Ground beef burgers sold in New York State are being recalled after a foreign matter was found in them. Weinstein Wholesale Meats, Inc., a Forest Park, Illinois is recalling approximately 2,122 pounds of raw ground beef burgers.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the products may contain a rubber-like material - white neoprene. The patties that may be contaminated were produced on March 14, 2023.

New Yorkers should not consume this product:

10.7-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing two pieces of "100% Grass Fed & Finished Beef Burger Patties 85% Lean/15% Fat" and with "Use/Freeze By 4/11/23" on the package label. The products subject to recall bear establishment number "Est. 6987" inside the USDA mark of inspection.


The ground beef burgers were shipped to an online retailer and sold in New York and nationwide. Consumers reported that they had found the rubber-like material in the burgers while preparing them. These burgers may be in consumers' freezers or refrigerators. They should not be eaten. The product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Any consumer who purchased the product can contact the company for more information regarding the recall. Consumers can contact Nicole Schumacher, Chief Marketing Officer, Pre Brands LLC, at 844-773-3663 or via email at

There have been so many recalls of food for various reasons it makes me wonder if there is any oversight. The people responsible for the safety of our food don't seem to be doing a great job.

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