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Plastic and metal in HEB beef stew triggers recall

Beef Stew

SAN ANTONIO – Nearly 5,000 pounds of beef stew is being recalled because it may be contaminated with plastic and metal.

The recall affects…

  • Re-packaged various weight beef stew labeled as HEB brand: Beef Stew Meat Tenderized RP, Beef Stew Meat RP, Beef Stew Meat VP, Beef Stew Meat-CR VP, Beef Stew Meat Tenderized VP, Beef Stew Meat CP and Beef Stew Kit.
  • Re-packaged various weight beef stew meat trays that also contain separately wrapped vegetables. The meat trays are marked with establishment 7231 on the side of the tray.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 3D” next to the USDA mark of inspection or Est. 7231 on the side of the tray. These items were shipped to HEB retail stores in Texas.

The problem was discovered on Christmas Eve by an HEB store here in San Antonio when they opened boxes containing the multi-vac packages. That same day HEB locked the sales of all stew meat from their registers and pulled all products from shelves in all the stores.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

If you have questions about the recall, call (970) 506-7801 or call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.

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