Sam Kane Beef Processors, a Corpus Christi establishment, is now recalling approximately 90 thousand pounds of ground beef products due to contamination concerns. As of Oct. 4 it was noted that these products may have been contaminated during processing with extraneous materials by the Department of Agriculture.
Residents should be aware when shopping that some of these products have made it to the shelves of local HEB grocery stores. Products to be on the look out for include the following.
3 pound packages of "HEB Ground Chuck" marked with establishment number "337" made between the dates of Sept. 12 and the use by date of Oct. 2.
5 pound packages of "HEB Ground Beef" marked with establishment "337" and are "73% LEAN 27% FAT." These packages will be marked with a production date of Sept. 15 and a use by date of Oct. 5.
10 pound packages of "HEB Ground Beef" marked with establishment "337" and are "73% LEAN 27% FAT." These packages will be marked with a Production date of Sept. 18 and a use by date of Oct. 8.
10 pound clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors "Ground Chuck", marked with establishment "337." These will show a production date of Sept. 9 and a use by date of Sept. 29.
This problem was discovered when a local retailer received complaints from customers of foreign materials such as metal being found in the beef products. Consumers with any health concerns or injury are urged to contact their healthcare providers.
Consumers who have questions regarding the recall should contact Herb Meischen, Sr. V.P Sales & Marketing at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 213.