H-E-B recalls almost 5,000 pounds of beef stew

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(KWTX) H-E-B has recalled almost 5,000 pounds of beef stew product that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically plastic and metal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service announced the boneless beef stew items were produced on Dec. 13.

FSIS said cases containing six, 5-pound cryovac plastic bags containing fresh beef stew meat intended for H-E-B grocery store retailer package with case code 69404 are affected.

Re-packaged various weight beef stew meat trays that also contain separately wrapped vegetables that are marked with establishment 7231 on the side are also affected.

Re-packaged various weight beef stew labeled as H-E-B 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 are also being recalled.

The products have establishment "EST. 3D" next to the USDA mark of inspection or Est. 7231 on the side of the tray.

These items were shipped to H-E-B retail stores throughout Texas.

The problem was discovered Dec. 24, by the H-E-B grocery store chain in San Antonio when employees opened boxes containing the multi-vac packages.

There have been no reports of any illnesses or injuries.