TX Grocery Store Chain Recalls Beef for Possible Metal Shavings

HEB Meat Processing has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of fresh beef products due to possible metal shaving contamination.

HEB Meat Processing, based in San Antonio, has recalled 75,465 pounds of fresh beef products due to possible metal shaving contamination, according to a report from the federal Food Safety and Inspection Service. After HEB employees discovered metal shavings in products using a metal detection system on June 10, the company alerted FSIS.

All products from June 10 and June 11 were destroyed. An investigation determined the fragments were from a failed bearing in auger machinery. So far, the company has received no reports of adverse reactions to consumption of the products, according to FSIS.

The products recalled include:

  • Various weight vacuum sealed packages of HEB "Seasoned Beef Skirt Steak for Fajitas" with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014; with UPC code beginning 220736
  • Various weight vacuum sealed packages of HEB "Seasoned Beef for Carne Guisada" with sell-by date of 6/27/2014; with UPC code beginning 220595
  • Various weight vacuum sealed packages of Hill Country Fare "Seasoned Beef for Fajitas" with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014; with UPC code beginning 224234 or 220344
  • Various weight vacuum sealed packages of HEB "Mi Comida Seasoned Beef Skirt Steak for Fajitas" with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014; with UPC code beginning 222322 or 222340
  • Various weight vacuum sealed packages of HEB "Seasoned Texas BBQ Rub Beef Skirt Steak" with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014; with UPC code beginning 238715
  • Various weight Styrofoam tray packed "Beef for Stew," packed on dates of 6/9/2014 through 6/28/2014 or the sell-by date of 6/24/2014; with UPC code beginning 222835, 220595, 220621, 221776, 222832 or 222836
The products were produced June 9 and June 10, 2014, then distributed for retail sale in Texas. The packages may also bear the establishment number "EST. 7231" in the USDA mark of inspection on the package label.

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