Three Texas Companies recall more than 320,000 pounds of Meat

Three Texas companies recalled 320,000 pounds of meat sold recently because of misbranding and undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning of some meat, according to reports by the US Department of Agriculture. People with allergic reactions to peanuts can have a serious reaction, which could even prove fatal, if these products are consumed by them.

Four products that were transported to Garland Independent School District and HEB store locations are being recalled by the companies.

The meat products made between August 25 and December 15 of 2014, which have been recalled are said to probably have peanuts and this has not been mentioned on the label. More than 83,000 pounds of pork products were recalled by H-E-B Meat Center.

These products include random weight vacuum-packed clear packages, which contain 'Pork Chorizo', random weight clear covered trays which contain 'HEB Mi Comida Chorizo Pork Chorizo', and random weight vacuum- packed clear packages containing 'SEASONED MEXICAN STYLE PORK FOR CARNE AL PASTOR'.

Garcia Foods Inc. recalled about 190,000 pounds of pork i. e. 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 the companies are based in San Antonio and H-E-B has no reported complaints yet. Buyers of these products can return them and get their complete money back.

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