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Walmart supplier recalls beef patties due to possible contamination

If you purchased premade frozen hamburger patties from Walmart, you need to check out this recall — the USDA says some varieties may be contaminated with pieces of wood.

Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion hamburger patties have been recalled by Huisken Meat Company in cooperation with the USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service. While there have been no reports of illness or injury, the company is working to make sure that these are removed from store shelves as well as your home. It was discovered that wood originated with an incoming ingredient and was detected during production.

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Beef patty recall
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Nearly 90,000 pounds of product have been recalled. This includes 2-pound boxes that contain six pieces each of “Sam’s Choice Black Angus Beef Patties with 19% Vidalia Onion.” The packages have the following “Use By” dates: 05/17/2016, 05/29/2016 and 06/06/2016.

They were produced on various dates between Nov. 19, 2015, and Dec. 9, 2015, and you can also find an establishment number (EST. 394A) inside the USDA mark of inspection on the package. The Sam’s Choice label is a private label of Walmart’s, and they were sold at retail locations nationwide.

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If you have the beef patties in your freezer, the USDA urges you to not consume this product. Instead, discard it, or return it to where it was purchased. If you have any concerns about an injury or an illness, please contact your doctor. If you have comments or questions about the recall, please contact Debbie Green, customer service manager, at 618-857-4011.

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