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Beef contaminated with metal recalled

By Joe Whitworth+


One of the products involved in the recall
One of the products involved in the recall

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.

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