Ground Beef Sold at Two Mass. Whole Foods Stores Recalled

All the more reason to go vegetarian?

UPDATED 2:20 p.m.: In a statement, reps from Whole Foods say that the recall is an “abundance of caution.” Customers with recalled beef will get a full refund, and so far, there are no positive test results of E. coli in products sold in Whole Foods stores:

“The safety of products we sell and the health of our customers is our top priority. There have been no positive test results of product indicating the presence of E.coli 0157:H7 bacteria associated with the product sold at Whole Foods Market stores. Out of an abundance of caution, two locations are issuing a voluntary recall of all fresh ground beef sold at the Newton store at 916 Walnut Street on June 8 and June 10, 2014 and sold at the South Weymouth store at 35 Pleasant Street on June 21, 2014. This voluntary recall is to advise customers who may still have ground beef in their freezers to discard the product and bring their receipt to either of the two stores for a full refund.”

Original story:

Whole Foods Market is recalling 368 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli from two Massachusetts stores. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the beef was sold in the South Weymouth store and at the Newton location on Walnut Street.

All of the beef being recalled was sold June 8 to June 10. Although that is a couple of months ago now, officials are concerned that some of the beef may still be in people’s freezers.

The agency says that three people have reported E. coli symptoms between June 13 and June 25. An investigation found that all three ate beef from one of the two stores.

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service, this is what’s being recalled:

125 lbs. of the following ground beef products produced on June 8, 2014 at the Newton, Mass. location are subject to recall:

• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT” with SKU 90013
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT FAMILY PACK” with SKU 90247
• “BEEF SIRLOIN Patty 93% LEAN / 7% Fat” with SKU 90088
• “BEEF GROUND 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” with SKU 90035
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT patty FAMILY PACK” with SKU 52179
• “BEEF GROUND 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with SKU 90004
• “BEEF GROUND 85% LEAN 15% FAT FAMILY PACK” with SKU 90037
• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 96363
• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value Pack” with SKU 52162
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 95997
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value pack” with SKU 52190
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 GRASS FED” with SKU 95195
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 PATTIES GRASS FED” with SKU 95196
• “BEEF BURGER GRASS FED GOURMET FEATURED” with SKU 52871

170 lbs. of the following ground beef products produced on June 10, 2014 at the Newton, Mass. location are subject to recall:

• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT” with SKU 90013
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT FAMILY PACK” with SKU 90247
• “BEEF SIRLOIN Patty 93% LEAN / 7% Fat” with SKU 90088
• “BEEF GROUND 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” with SKU 90035
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT patty FAMILY PACK” with SKU 52179
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93/7 PATTIES NE” with SKU 90199
• “BEEF GROUNDSIRLOIN 93/7 NE“ with SKU 95051
• “BEEF GROUND 85% LEAN 15% FAT” with SKU 90004
• “BEEF GROUND 85% LEAN 15% FAT FAMILY PACK” with SKU 90037
• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 96363
• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value Pack” with SKU 52162
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 95997
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value pack” with SKU 52190
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 GRASS FED” with SKU 95195
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 PATTIES GRASS FED” with SKU 95196
• “BEEF BURGER GRASS FED GOURMET FEATURED” with SKU 52871

73 lbs. of the following ground beef products produced on June 21, 2014 at the South Weymouth, Mass. location are subject to recall:

• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 96363
• “BEEF GROUND PATTY 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value Pack” with SKU 52162
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED” with SKU 95997
• “BEEF GROUND 90% LEAN GRASS FED, Value pack” with SKU 52190
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 GRASS FED” with SKU 95195
• “BEEF GROUND 85 15 PATTIES GRASS FED” with SKU 95196
• “BEEF BURGER GRASS FED GOURMET FEATURED” with SKU 52871
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% Lean 7% fat” with SKU 90013
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT FAMILY PACK” with SKU 90247
• “BEEF SIRLOIN Patty 93% LEAN / 7% Fat” with SKU 90088
• “BEEF GROUND 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” with SKU 90035
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93% LEAN 7% FAT patty FAMILY PACK” with SKU 52179
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93/7 PATTIES NE” with SKU 90199
• “BEEF GROUND SIRLOIN 93/7 NE” with SKU 95051

 

 

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