More than 90,000 Pounds of Beef Are Being Recalled Due to Potential Inclusion of Extraneous Materials

published Nov 22, 2022
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It’s a good thing that the hero for this upcoming holiday is a turkey, because there’s a beef recall in the works.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Amarillo, Texas-based Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. is recalling approximately 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products due to potential contamination with extraneous materials. The recall came after the company began receiving consumer complaints of findings of reflective “mirror-like” material in its store-bought ground beef products.

Produced on November 2, 2022, the raw, ground beef products subject to recall are as follows:

  • 10-lb. chubs containing “HILL COUNTRY FARE GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN/ 27% FAT with BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY: NOV 25, 2022.”
  • 5-lb. chubs containing “HILL COUNTRY FARE GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN/ 27% FAT with BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY: NOV 25, 2022.”
  • 5-lb. chubs containing “H-E-B GROUND CHUCK GROUND BEEF 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT.”

The products bear establishment number “EST. 245E” on the seam of the chub and were shipped to retail locations in Texas. While there are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, if you’ve purchased these products don’t consume them. Instead throw away the beef or return it to the place of purchase. 

If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact the Tyson Fresh Meats Consumer Hotline at 1-855-382-3101.

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