The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted a distribution list for recalled XL Foods beef. We posted a link to the list last week, but feel it’s important to detail the specific stores and states where the beef was sold. The beef may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. If you aren’t sure if you have purchased any of this beef, ask the store where you bought it. And when in doubt, throw it out.
The retailers include Albertson’s in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, Baker’s in Nebraska, City Market in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, Dillon’s in Kansas and Missouri, and Food4Less in California, Illinois, and Indiana. Other stores include Foods Co. in California, Fred Meyer nationwide, Fry’s in Arizona, Gerbes in Kansas and Missouri, Haggen Northwest Fresh in Washington and Oregon, and Hilander in Illinois and Indiana. More stores include Jay C in Illinois and Indiana, King Soopers in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia sold the recalled meat.
More retailers include Owen’s and Pay Less in Illinois and Indiana, QFC nationwide, Ralph’s in California, and Safeway in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. Sam’s Club stores in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming sold the beef. Finally, Scott’s in Illinois and Indiana, Smith’s Stores nationwide, TOP Food and Drug in Washington and Oregon, and Walmart stores in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia and Texas stocked the recalled beef.
The recalled beef ranges from ground beef to steaks to roasts and sausage. If you have purchased beef at these stores, call to see if it is part of the recall; if so, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Do not prepare or eat the beef. And make sure you wash your hands well with soap and warm water after handling the product.