H-E-B is recalling 90,987 pounds of ground beef products after complaints that small pieces of metal were found in the meat. Sam Kane Beef Processors, a Corpus Christi manufacturing plant, issued the recall after four separate complaints were filed claiming to find "extraneous materials" including small (about 3 mm) pieces of metal.
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the meat in question was produced between September 9-18 and has sell by dates between September 28 and October 8, 2014. The potentially tainted meat has the establishment number 337 inside the USDA Mark of Inspection on the label. (To see visuals of the packaging, please go here.)
The four meat products in the H-E-B recall include:
3 lb. packages of H-E-B Ground Chuck: Has establishment number 337, a production date of 09/12/14 and a use by date of 10/02/14.
5 lb. packages of H-E-B Ground Beef: “73% LEAN 27% FAT," also has establishment number 337, a production date of 09/15/14 and a use by date of 10/05/14.
10 lb. packages of H-E-B Ground Beef: “73% LEAN 27% FAT," with establishment number 337, a production date of 09/18/14 and a use by date of 10/08/14.
10 lb. clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors Ground Chuck: Bears establishment number 337, a production date of 9/09/14 and a use by date of 9/29/14.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is working to ensure that all of the recalled meat is no longer available to customers. The USDA has also classified the public health risk as low.
Customers who have purchased the recalled meat may contact Herb Meischen at Sam Kane Beef Processors at 361-241-5000 extension 250.