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“Foreign Material” In Beef Products Prompts Recall At H-E-B

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (CBSDFW.COM) - According to a statement on the H-E-B website, the grocer is recalling several “beef market items” that were sold in its Texas stores due the presence of what they refer to as “foreign material.” According to H-E-B, no illnesses have been reported.

When asked what “foreign material” may be in the beef – speaking by phone – a customer relations representative for the grocer told CBSDFW only that it was a “non-illness causing material.” When asked to elaborate they said that information was not available.

In the statement Group Vice President of Public Affairs Winell Herron said, ” We take every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores.”

H-E-B posted the following list of products impacted by the voluntary recall.

* Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014 of the following products:

  • Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas RP UPC beginning with 220344
  • H-E-B Seasoned Beef Fajitas UPC beginning with 220736
  • Mi Comida Beef Skirt Steak For Fajitas (Bulk Package) UPC beginning with 222322
  • Mi Comida Beef Skirt Steak For Fajitas UPC beginning with 222340
  • Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas UPC beginning with 224234
  • Texas BBQ Rub Style Beef Skirt UPC beginning with 238715

* Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by date of 6/24/2014 of the following products:

  • Beef for Stew Meat UPC beginning with 222835

* Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by date of 6/27/2014 of the following products:

  • H-E-B Seasoned Beef For Carne Guisada UPC beginning with 220595

* Retail Packaged Styrofoam tray products with packed on dates of 6/9/2014 through 6/28/2014 of the following products:

  • Stew meat RP UPC beginning with 220595
  • Stew meat VP UPC beginning with 220621
  • Beef for Stew UPC beginning with 221776
  • Beef for Stew Meat VP UPC beginning with 222832
  • Beef for Stew Meat Tenderized UPC beginning with 222836

H-E-B is telling customers who purchased the affected products that they can return them to the store for a full refund. Also, that customers with any questions or concerns can contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 1-800-432-3113.

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