GROUND beef is a source of many popular American dishes including hamburgers and spaghetti bolognese.
In January 2022, a recall was issued on the product and now many want to know why and how to check if their meat is a part of it.
Is there a ground beef recall at Walmart and Krogers?
It was announced on January 7, 2022, that over 28,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination.
Interstate Meat Dist. Inc., located in Clackamas, Oregon, is recalling products produced on December 20, 2021, because they may be contaminated with E. coli, according to a recall notice posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The recalled meat was sold at Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and WinCo Foods stores in multiple states including Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, according to USA Today.
It has since been labeled by the USDA as a "Class I" recall, which is defined as a "health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
Those who have purchased the affected products are urged not to use them and either throw them away or return them to the store they were purchased at.
More information is available from Interstate Meat Dist., Inc. at 503-656-6168.
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What meat was affected?
The affected meat includes:
- 1-pound All Natural Ground Beef 90% lean, 10% fat with a use or freeze by date of January 11, 2022
- 1-pound All Natural Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat with a use or freeze by date of January 11, 2022
- 3-pound All Natural Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat with a use or freeze bydate of January 11, 2022
The list of stores that have sold the affected meat can be found here.
- 1-pound Kroger Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat with UPC 11110-97977, and a use or freeze by date of January 11, 2022
- 3-pound Kroger Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat with UPC 11110-97975, and a use or freeze by date of January 11, 2022
The products were reportedly sold at Fred Meyer stores.
Were beef sticks recalled?
Along with 28,000 pounds of ground beef, Walmart also issued a recall for around 15,000 pounds of beef sticks due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
"The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label," the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wrote in a statement.
The recall was issued on January 8, 2022,and affects beef sticks that were produced between November 15 and November 17, 2021.
Consumers have been urged to throw the product away or return it to their place of purchase.
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