Shamrock Foods Company DBA Gold Canyon Meat Company Recalls Raw Ground Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

November 17, 2021 USDA FSIS

Shamrock Foods Company, doing business as Gold Canyon Meat Company, a Phoenix, Ariz., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,876 pounds of raw ground beef patties because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard, white plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

An Overview of Ground Beef at Retail and Foodservice

October 8, 2021 Beef Checkoff

While the beef industry offers consumers many choices when it comes to items in the meat case or options on a menu, one beef product remains the overwhelming leader. From January through July of this year, Ground Beef products have comprised 49% of retail sales in the U.S. in terms of volume and 37% of dollars.1 Consumers see Ground Beef as a versatile, affordable, and frequent meal option. 

Tyson Foods Expanding Case-Ready Meat Production with South Carolina Plant

March 18, 2021 Tyson Foods

As part of its strategy to increase production of consumer ready products, Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its case-ready meats business by repurposing plant capacity in South Carolina.

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Beef Product Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

February 3, 2021 USDA FSIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because raw beef product produced by Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, may be contaminated with E. coli. O157:H7. A recall was not requested because the affected product is no longer available for purchase.

Popular and Versatile – Ground Beef Reigns!

Ground Beef is beef’s most versatile item. Retailers sell multiple forms, pack sizes and types to meet a plethora of consumer needs and occasions – from a dinner of one to a celebration for many. Fitting most any appliance, cooking method, or cuisine type, Ground Beef is often quick and convenient, as well. No wonder it accounted for 40% of dollar sales and fully half of last year’s pound sales.1