Safeway is expanding its September 22, 2012 recall for ground beef products made from XL Foods beef trim for E. coli 0157:H7. Its supplier, Interstate Meat Distributors, has stated that some of the ground beef products made for Safeway included trimmings that are part of the expanded Canadian recall. The recall is for stores in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state.
All fresh ground beef sold from the self-service meat cooler and the full-serve meat counter with Sell By dates of 8/28/12 to 9/23/12 are recalled. This includes all products that were made with ground beef, such as meatballs, gourmet burgers, and slicers. In addition, pre-packaged products are recalled, including: Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean-20% Fat Four 1/3rd Pound Patties with UPC number 75290760083, Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean-20% Fat Ten 1/3rd Pound Patties with UPC number 75290760084. 73% Lean Ground Beef 3 pound Chub with UPC number 75290718251, and 96% Lean Ground Beef with UPC number 20166500000. Also recalled is Northwest 93% Lean Ground Beef with UPC number 20169700000. And 80% Lean Ground Beef Patties with UPC numbers 75290760084 and 752907760083, along with 90% Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Patties with UPC number 75290760085 are recalled.
None of these products is currently for sale in stores. But customers may have the products in their refrigerators and freezers at home. Do not eat these products; discard them or return to the store for a refund. For questions, call 1-800-SAFEWAY for more information.