News Release

Texas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class II Recall 066-2014
Health Risk: Low Oct 4, 2014
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Congressional and Public Affairs 
Lauren Kotwicki 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2014 – Sam Kane Beef Processors, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 90,987 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 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”.

The products were produced on the above dates (between Sept. 9, 2014 and Sept. 18, 2014, with a sell by dates between Sept. 29, 2014 and Oct. 8, 2014) and bear the establishment number “337” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Texas.

The problem was discovered after a retail location received consumer complaints involving ground beef and pieces of metal, approximately 3 mm in size. Four separate consumer complaints were received with one consumer reporting a chipped tooth. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.  

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Herb Meischen, Sr. V.P. Sales & Marketing at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 250. Media with questions about the recall should contact Alfred Bausch, General Manager at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 213.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

 

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Oct 06, 2014