H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say.

On Aug. 11, the Texas-based corporation ordered the recall of Kane Beef products, which are packaged as Hill Country Fare ground beef.

A media release stated the product that resulted in a customer complaint was produced at a plant in Corpus Christi.

The following products are listed in the precautionary recall:

  • 3-pound packages of Hill Country Fare ground beef, 73 percent lean and 27 percent fat, bearing establishment No. 337 and a use-by date of Aug. 15, 2016.
  • 5-pound packages of Hill Country Fare ground beef, 73 percent lean and 27 percent fat, bearing establishment No. 337 and a use-by date of Aug. 15, 2016.
  • 10-pound packages of Hill Country Fare ground Beef, 73 percent lean and 27 percent fat, bearing establishment No. 337 and a use-by date of Aug. 15, 2016.

“Kane Beef learned of the possible presence of a foreign object from a customer who had received one consumer complaint regarding a small piece of metal in the ground beef package,” according to an H-E-B statement. “No injuries or illnesses have been associated with this product.”

Officials ask customers who purchased the meat in question to throw it away or return it to the store where it was bought.

Consumers with questions may call (361) 241‑5000 ext. 241.

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