90,987 pounds of ground beef recalled by Texas company

Corpus Christi-based Sam Kane Beef Processors Inc. has recalled 90,987 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the Department of Agriculture, announced on Saturday.

The ground beef products were produced between September 9 and September 18, with sell-by dates between September 29 and October 8. They all bear the establishment number ‘337’ inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The produce was delivered to stores throughout Texas.

According to FSIS, the problem came to light when a retail outlets received complaints from customers who said they found pieces of metal inside the ground beef. The pieces are about 3 mm in size (0.118 of an inch).

So far, four separate customer complaints have been registered. One consumer claims the pieces of metal chipped his/her tooth.

The FSIS urges any consumer who is concerned about illness or an injury after consuming the ground beef to contact a healthcare professional

Sam Kane Beef Processors Inc.

Sam Kane Beef Processors Inc. has a large facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

According to Sam Kane Beef Processors, the following products form part of the recall – they ALL bear establishment number ‘337’:

  • HEB Ground Chuck: 3 pound packages. Production date 09/12/14, and use by date 10/02/14.
  • HEB Ground Beef (73% Lean 27% Fat): 5 pound packages. Production date 09/15/14, and use by date 10/05/14.
  • HEB Ground Beef (73% Lean 27% Fat): 10 pound packages. Production date 09/18/14, and use by date 10/08/14.
  • 10 lb. clear film packages of formed patties made from Sam Kane Beef Processors “Ground Chuck”: Production date 09/09/14, and use by date 9/29/14.

There is also a PDF file with pictures of the labels.

If you have any questions regarding this recall, you should contact Herb Meischen, Sr. V.P. Sales & Marketing at (361) 241-5000 Ext. 250.

FSIS has a virtual representative available 24 x 7 at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone m.askkaren.gov.