BEEF RECALL IN CORPUS CHRISTI | Recall Notification Report 063-2014 (Ground Beef Chub) Class III Recall 063-2014

A call to the local HEB here in Rockport confirms that this product was immediately pulled from the shelves. According to the HEB manager we spoke with, the stores are the first to be alerted. A Class 3 recall by the USDA, such as this, is the lowest classification concern. See below for details.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 – Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub product that may be contaminated with foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following product is subject to USDA recall:

  • 10 lb. chubs of “HEB Ground Beef 73% Fine 6/10”

The ground beef chubs were produced and packaged on Sept. 11, 2014. The product bears the establishment number “EST 337” on the package box. The product was sent to retail establishments in Texas for further processing.

The problem was discovered by the retail company. A store clerk noticed pieces of small blue plastic inside the packages and alerted the company to the problem. The company stated the likely source of the plastic is a rubber glove. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Alfred Bausch, General Manager, at (361) 241-5000.

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. 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.
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