Swift Beef Company is based in the town of Catcus, Texas, and it is also known as JBS USA Food Company.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall for boneless beef stew products that were produced on December 13, 2017.
The following products are subject to recall:
- Cases containing six 5-lb. 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.
The recalled beef stew items are marked with 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 stores in Texas.
The problem was discovered on December 24, 2017, when an HEB grocery store in San Antonio, Texas, opened boxes of the multi-vac packages. HEB pulled the products from shelves in all stores that day.
There have been no confirmed reports of anyone who suffered adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled beef products.
For more information, consumers can contact Cameron Bruett, Head of Corporate Affairs, at (970) 506-7801.