Swift Beef brand HEB Beef Stew product Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: H-E-B StoresSwift Beef Co., doing business as JBS USA Food Company, a Cactus, Texas establishment, recalls an estimated 4,702 pounds of HEB Beef Stew products due to suspected plastic fragment and metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of oral damage, choking, ingestion, and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards. USDA: http://ht.ly/Dplg30hspPh

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2017/recall-131-2017-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Beef Stew products are subject to this recall:

  • Cases containing six 5-pound bulk Cryovac plastic bags containing Fresh Beef Stew Meat intended for HEB Grocery Store retailer re-package. The affected case code is 69404.
  • 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.
  • 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.

All Boneless Beef Stew items were produced on December 13, 2017.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the USDA, 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 December 24, 2017, by the HEB grocery store chain in San Antonio, Texas, 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.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Beef Stew, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Beef Stew, please search for “beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Cameron Bruett, Head of Corporate Affairs, at 1-970-506-7801

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and or sold by Swift Beef Co., please search for “Swift Beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-131-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 9608-2017
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