Texas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
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 iHEB Ground Chuck”, bearing the establishment number i337”, a production date of i09/12/14” and a use by date of i10/02/14”.
- 5 lb. packages of iHEB Ground Beef”, i73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number i337”, a production date of i09/15/14” and a use by date of i10/05/14”.
- 10 lb. packages of iHEB Ground Beef”, i73% LEAN 27% FAT”, bearing the establishment number i337”, a production date of i09/18/14” and a use by date of i10/08/14”.
- 10 lb. clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors iGround Chuck”, bearing the establishment number i337”, a production date of i9/09/14” and a use by date of i9/29/14”.
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 i337” 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.