A Total of over 320,000 Pounds of Processed Meat Products Were Removed From Store Shelves for Mislabeling



Meat recalls were instituted by three Texas based food processing companies. Of these processed meats, four products were pulled out from Garland Independent School District and HEB stores. Almost 46,000 pounds of chicken and beef meat products manufactured by J&B Sausage Co. were also recalled for “misbranding and undeclared allergens.”

Please take note of the following products. You may have some in your homes. You can return them for full refunds at the stores where you bought them.

  • 5-lb. packages of fully cooked “Chefs-In-A-Bag CHICKEN TACO FILLING.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Texas Style BEEF CHILI No Beans.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED Taqueria Style PICADILLO Seasoned Ground Beef with Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes and Peppers.”
  • 1-lb. packages of HEB “FULLY COOKED CARNE GUISADA Seasoned Beef in Gravy.”

These products were processed between Aug. 25 and Dec. 15 of 2014 and may possibly contain peanuts without printing on the label. There have been no reports, however, about any adverse effects. No complaints were submitted to either the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service nor J&B Sausage Co.

H-E-B Meat Center recalled over 83,000 pounds of pork products:

  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight clear covered trays containing “HEB Mi Comida Chorizo Pork Chorizo.”
  • Random weight vacuum-packed clear packages containing “SEASONED MEXICAN STYLE PORK FOR CARNE AL PASTOR.”

Garcia Foods, Inc. recalled just over 190,000 pounds of pork:

  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed, raw pork sausage link pieces of “HILL COUNTRY FARE CHORIZO.”
  • 8-oz. vacuum-packed, raw pork sausage chubs of “HILL COUNTRY FARE CHORIZO.”

Both H-E-B and Garcia Foods are San Antonio based. H-E-B did not receive any report of illnesses connected to their products. Again as a way of reminder, customers who have purchased the processed foods can return them for a full refund without any questions asked. .

“H-E-B is committed to the highest standards of food safety for our customers,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Diversity, according to KENS 5 in San Antonio. “We take every precaution necessary to ensure the integrity and quality of the products sold in our stores.”

The three recalls total over 320,000 pounds of processed meat products removed from store shelves.



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