Walmart Meat Supplier Recalls 90,000 Pounds of Beef Products Over Possible Wood Contamination

A Walmart supplier has recalled 90,000 pounds of beef after discovering “extraneous wood materials” during production

The products, sold through a private Walmart label, were shipped to retail locations nationwide. 

Huisken Meat, a Minnesota-based company, has recalled approximately 90,000 pounds of beef products over suspected contamination with foreign matter, namely “extraneous wood materials,” according to a news release from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Huisken Meat Company is a supplier for Sam’s Choice, a private label owned by Walmart. The recall applies to Sam’s Choice Black Angus Vidalia Onion produced between November 19, 2015 and December 9, 2015, with use-by dates between May and June 2016. The products are believed to have been distributed to Walmarts nationwide. Affected products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 394A.”


“The foreign material originated with an incoming ingredient and was discovered during production,” the USDA said. Thus far, “there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.” Customers who have purchased the affected products are urged to throw them away or else return them to the place of purchase.