More than 135,000 pounds of Banquet brand Salisbury steak have been recalled over concerns that the meat might be contaminated with small pieces of animal bone.
According to Today, the steaks in question, produced by Conagra Brands, Inc., are made of chicken, pork, and beef. The recall was announced after the company received complaints from customers about bone fragments in the ground and reconstituted meat, and three people reported minor oral injuries.
The Salisbury steaks were apparently produced on March 10, and were shipped all over the country.
According to a statement from the USDA, there are concerns that unwitting customers might have affected packages of the Salisbury steaks in their freezers.
The recall applies to 27-ounce packages of plastic-sealed Salisbury steaks labeled “Banquet Family Size 6 Salisbury Steaks & Brown Gravy Made with Chicken, Pork, and Beef — Grill Marks Added,” and the affected packages have a “best by” date of September 1, 2019.
Anybody who has these steaks is advised not to eat them, but to throw them away or return them for a refund.
This is not the first time bone fragments have made it into meat, either. Last year bits of bone and cartilage were reportedly found in Sabrett hot dogs, sparking one of the biggest food recalls of 2017.