Thousands of pounds of ground beef sold at H-E-B and Central Market were recalled because the meat may be contaminated with a hard, mirror-like material.
Tyson Foods, an H-E-B supplier, recalled nearly 94,000 pounds of ground beef after receiving complaints from consumers who found reflective material in the meat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday.
Produced at a facility in Amarillo, the beef was sold under the brand names Hill Country Fare and H-E-B. In addition to H-E-B and Central Market, the meat was sold at Joe V’s and Mi Tienda stores in Texas.
No confirmed reports of injuries or illnesses have been reported, the USDA said.
In a statement, H-E-B said it had removed all of the affected beef from its shelves. Both the 5- and 10-pound bricks of Hill Country Fare ground beef, 73% lean were recalled, as well as the 5-pound brick of H-E-B ground chuck, 80% lean.
The recalled beef has a freeze-by date of Nov. 25.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them,” the USDA said in a statement. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
H-E-B customers who purchased the beef can return it to the store for a refund. Customers with questions can call H-E-B Customer Service at 855-432-4438 or Tyson Consumer Relations at 800-643-3410.