More than 60 tons of ground beef recalled

(USDA)

WASHINGTON (KXII) - The United States Department of Agriculture has released the retail list for Cargill Meat Solution’s current recall of ground beef.

The recalled meat was sold in the following stores:
Aldi (Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin)
FoodMaxx (Stores in California)
Meijer (Nationwide)
Pak N Save (Stores in California)
Safeway/Albertson’s (Nationwide)
Sam’s Club (Nationwide)
Target (Nationwide)
Vons (Stores in California)

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with E. coli.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The ground beef items were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018.

The following products are subject to recall:
• 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE
OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
• 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE
OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 00228749089098.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 90028749002751.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 90028749003536.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 00228749003568.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
• 20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
• 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
• 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE
GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
• 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE
GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
• 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND”
with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.

On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 17 illnesses and one death with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can call 1-844-419-1574.