October 6, 2014 — About 91,000 pounds of ground beef are being recalled after retailers received four reports from customers who reported finding small pieces of metal, including one customer who chipped a tooth.
The recall was issued by Sam Kane Beef Processors, which is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. The metal fragments were about 3-mm in size.
Products subject to recall:
- 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”.
- 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”.
These products were sold throughout Texas under the H-E-B brand. They were produced from September 9-18, 2014, are marked with the establishment number “337,” and have sell-by dates between September 29 and October 8.
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has also published pictures of the label (PDF).
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