On Monday, the Minnesota-based meat company, Huisken Meat Company issued a recall for 89,500 pounds of ground beef. The recall has been issued because the meat could be contaminated with wood. The ground beef is being distributed as Sam's Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion burgers sold in two-pound boxes with six burger patties. The boxes are labeled with a “Use By” date of May 17, 29, and June 6 of 2016. The contamination was discovered during production and fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries received. Anyone in possession of the recalled burgers are encouraged to discard the product.
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