HEB Issues Beef Recall

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    HEB Meat Processing is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of beef products.

    The San Antonio company issued the recall because the meat may be contaminated with foreign materials.

    The products subject to recall 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 have the establishment number "EST. 7231" in the U.S.D.A. mark of inspection on the package label.

    Metal shavings were discovered in the products (via a metal detection system) on June 10.

    Products from the June 10 and June 11 production date were destroyed as a result.

    The firm’s investigation determined the source of the fragments to be from a failed bearing in auger machinery.

    On June 27, a customer reported finding metal in the product (produced on June 9) during an in-store sampling.

    There have been no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact HEB Customer Relations at 1-800-432-3113.

    For more information about this recall, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service's website.

    NBC 5's Holley Ford contributed to this report.