Company Recalls 113 Tons of Year-Old, Smelly Beef Bound for Prisons

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One Great Burger of New Jersey recalled 226,400 pounds of possibly spoiled ground beef sent to prisons in California and Oregon, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Company spokesman Frank Tobin said the privately-held company is continuing to search for a cause of the odor and discoloration complaints that prompted the recall. Tobin said none of the product was eaten and no illnesses have been reported.

The USDA said its investigation showed the meat was returned, repackaged and then redistributed to the prisons. Some of it was produced a year ago. However, the Class II recall has a low health risk, the agency said.