Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of pulled barbecued beef products that could be contaminated with rubber. That beef, shipped to retailers in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
The U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that J.T.M. Provisions company of Harrison, Ohio had received two consumer complaints of extraneous material contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products. They come in a sealed plastic tray with a paper sleeve in products labeled "Bar-B-Q sauce with pulled beef." Federal authorities say they were produced last September, but they are concerned that some remain frozen in customers' refrigerators or freezers.
The service says they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.