Burgers recalled for gluten contamination: Celiac disease warning

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Campos Foods is recalling its H-E-B beef burgers because they contain wheat, but it is not listed on the packages. The recall affects several varieties of the H-E-B beef burgers, and consumers who are allergic to wheat, have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities are being encouraged to dispose of the product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has confirmed the recall and labeled it a Class II.

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Campos Foods is recalling two types of packages containing H-E-B fully cooked thick n’ tasty cheese burgers. The 15-ounce and 30-ounce bags, which contain 3.75-ounce beef burgers, are mislabeled. In addition, the H-E-B fully cooked thick n’ tasty bacon cheese burgers sold in 30-ounce bags are being recalled. Both the cheese burgers and the bacon cheese burgers sold in 15-pound cases are also part of the recall. All of the packages have EST. 2260 T stamped in the USDA mark of inspection.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has labeled this a Class II recall. The H-E-B beef burgers were sold in black bags that indicated they were fully cooked and had added natural smoke flavor. The only allergen information on the packages was an indication that the burgers contained milk. Campos Foods found that a spice mix used to prepare the burgers may have been contaminated with wheat. The current product labels do not have wheat listed in the ingredient list.

If you have celiac disease, wheat allergies or gluten sensitivities, then Campos Foods recommends throwing away the recalled products. More than 100,000 pounds of beef burgers are affected by the current recall. In December, Campos Foods recalled 5,000 pounds of chicken products because they were not labeled correctly, and peanut allergen information was missing from the labels. The Assistant VP for Sales at the company, Chris Rodney, is available to answer questions and can be contacted at 405-603-7500.

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