TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is asking consumers in Northeast Kansas to be cautious after meat was stolen from a custom meat locker in Beattie, Kan.
Approximately 250 pounds of ground beef, 100 to 150 pounds of bacon, three custom hogs, a quarter of beef, several hundred dollars worth of beef jerky, 20 to 25 pounds of an experimental batch of chili cheese dogs and a gun were stolen from the locker sometime during Thursday night.
The hamburger or the hogs may have not been frozen as they were just processed on Thursday morning.
“I’m concerned about the safety of these products if someone tried to sell them without storing them in an appropriate freezer first,” owner Robert Goodwin said.
The three hogs and the quarter of beef taken were marked “Custom Not For Sale.” The other items were labeled for retail sales in the clear shrink wrap. The beef jerky was in red vacuum bags.
Contact Marshall County Law Enforcement at 785-562-3141 with any information related to the break-in or stolen items. Do not purchase or consume meat you suspect may have been stolen.
Thanks to Washington County news for alerting us to this.