Plastic and Metal, it seems, does not belong in beef stew.

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KCEN-TV is reporting that Swift Beef Company has recalled around 4700 pounds of beef stew products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday that the products could have foreign matter in them, I.E. plastic and metal.

The boneless beef stew items in question were made on December 13th, 2017.

The problem popped up on December 24th, as it was discovered by the HEB store in San Antonio when they opened boxes containing the multi-vac packages. HEB locked the sales of all stew meat from their registers and pulled all products from their shelves in all HEB stores.

According to FSIS, the recalled items are...

• 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.

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