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A Corpus Christi-based meat supplier to H-E-B is recalling 60,350 pounds of ground beef because of fears of metal contamination.
A Corpus Christi-based meat supplier to H-E-B is recalling 60,350 pounds of ground beef because of fears of metal contamination.
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Thousands of Pounds of H-E-B Ground Beef Recalled Because of Possible Metal Contamination

According to a recall notice issued on August 10 by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, a supplier for H-E-B’s Hill Country Fare brand is recalling 60,350 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

The supplier, Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, is based in Corpus Christi. The recall happened after a consumer complained of finding a small piece of metal in a package of Hill Country Fare ground beef. The packages being recalled as a result were produced on July 26, 2016, and shipped to three H-E-B distribution centers in Texas.

The recall specifically is for the following Hill Country Fare ground beef packages:

  • 10-pound chubs of 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016 and with case code number 00090180.
  • Five-pound chubs of 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016 and with case code number 00090150.
  • Three-pound chubs of 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016 and with case code number 00090170.

Also, “EST. 337” is printed inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the product packaging seam.

Fortunately, there have not yet been any reported injuries. Consumers who have purchased these products should throw them away or return them to the store for a refund or exchange.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Mysti Richardson, director of marketing for Sam Kane Beef Processors, at 361-241-5000, extension 241.

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