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Wal-Mart Supplier Recalls Beef that May Contain Wood in USA


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    A Minnesota meat packing company, Huisken Meat Company, has issued a voluntary recall of some of their products in conjunction with the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

    Specifically, the company has recalled over 89,000 pounds of beef products sold nationwide in Wal-Mart stores. The recall involves beef products that may have been contaminated with “extraneous wood.” According to the USDA, the wood came from an “incoming ingredient and was discovered during production.”

    This recall affects pre-packaged hamburger patties, namely Sam’s Choice Black Angus Beef Patties with 19 Percent Vidalia Onion. The product was sold in two-pound boxes with six patties in each box.

    The use-by dates on the affected packages are May 17, 2016, and June 6, 2016. In addition, the affected products will feature an establishment number of “EST. 394A” which can be found inside the mark of inspection from the USDA.

    Although there have been no reports of injuries or illnesses associated with the beef patties, the company is still urging consumers to not use the product. Instead, they should either throw the patties away or take them back to the Wal-Mart store where they bought them for a full refund. If you have further questions about the recall, you may contact Customer Service Manager Debbie Green at (618) 857-4011 for more information.

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