WASHINGTON – Sam Kane Beef Processors, Corpus Christi, Texas, issued a Class II recall (health risk: low) on Oct. 4 of approximately 90,987 lbs. of ground-beef products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s FSIS announced.
The problem was brought to light after a retail store received consumer complaints regarding ground beef and metal pieces, approximately 3 mm in size. Four consumer complaints were received; one consumer reported a chipped tooth.
Products subject to recall include 3-lb. packages of HEB Ground Chuck, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/12/14” and a use by date of “10/02/14”; 5-lb. packages of “HEB Ground Beef”, “73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/15/14” and a use by date of “10/05/14”; 10-lb. packages of “HEB Ground Beef”, “73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “09/18/14” and a use by date of “10/08/14”; and 10-lb. clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors “Ground Chuck”, bearing the establishment number “337”, a production date of “9/09/14” and a use by date of “9/29/14”.
All suspect products were produced between Sept. 9, 2014, and Sept. 18, 2014, with a sell-by dates between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8, 2014) and bear the establishment number “337” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were shipped to retail outlets in Texas.