Recall issued for St. Marys meat store food

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ST. MARYS, Ga. - A recall has been issued in connection with the mislabeling of food at Kingsland Meats, off Kings Bay Road in St. Marys, but there is no imminent food safety concerns associated with the recall, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

The Department of Agriculture said it determined that Kingsland Meats sold ground beef, hamburger and hamburger patties, which contained ingredients that were not listed on the labels for such products.

During the Department's investigation, cardiac muscle (beef heart) was found to be an additive, which was not listed on the label of ingredients. This recall only affects these particular items; no other items sold by Kingsland are included in this recall.

The stop-sale order is still in effect, and once that is resolved and the company reopens, anyone who has purchased ground beef, hamburger or hamburger patties on or before last Thursday may return the items. Full refunds will be issued to customers with a receipt, and a store credit will be issued to customers without a receipt.

The investigation is still continuing and the department is meeting with Kingsland next week.

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