HEB Meat Processing is recalling 75,465 pounds of fresh beef products because they may be contaminated with metal.
An investigation found the source of the fragments to be from a failed bearing in auger machinery.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) said products were produced June 9 and 10 then distributed for retail sale in Texas.
The firm alerted FSIS after HEB Meat Processing employees discovered metal shavings in products (via a metal detection system) June 10.
Products from the June 10 and June 11 production date were destroyed as a result.
On June 27, a customer reported finding metal in the product [produced on June 9] during an in-store sampling.