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30 tons of ground beef recalled because of metal fragment

A Texas beef processor is recalling more than 30 tons of meat after a consumer reported finding a metal fragment of Hill Country Fare brand ground beef.

Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC of Corpus Christi recalled the 60,350 pounds of ground beef today, reporting that all of the implicated meat was shipped to three H-E-B grocery distribution centers in Texas.

Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC has recalled 3-pound, 5-pound and 10-pound chubs of ground beef because of possible contamination with metal fragments.

Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC has recalled 3-pound, 5-pound and 10-pound chubs of ground beef because of possible contamination with metal fragments.

The final retail destinations that received the ground beef were not included in the recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, but will be posted when they become available.

All of the recalled ground beef was produced on July 26. They all have the establishment number “EST. 337” printed inside the USDA mark or on the product packaging seam.

Specific label information for the recalled ground beef is as follows:

10-pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090180;

5-pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090150; and

3-pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090170.

“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” according to the recall notice. “Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Mysti Richardson, director of marketing, at 361-241-5000, Ext. 241.”

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