January 22, 2018

Wolverine E. coli Ground Beef Recall Expands Again

The USDA has expanded the recall list of Wolverine Packing Company ground beef for E. col O157:H7 to include more stores in more states.The USDA has stated that “this list may not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive the recalled product.” Make sure that you check product-specific information to see if you have purchased the recalled hamburger. The USDA believes that the ground beef was sent to distribution centers nationwide.

Ground Beef on PaperMissouri stores of Gordon Food Service Marketplace chain have been added to the list. In Illinois, Butcher Block Plus in Decatur may have sold the beef. In Minnesota, the Harvest Moon Co-op in Long Lake may have sold the hamburger. And in North Carolina, Foscoe Country Corner in Boone may have carried the recalled product.

In Ohio, Chunky Foods in Girard may have sold the recalled hamburger. Two stores were added to the list in Tennessee: Ian’s Market in Englewood, and Stanley Valley Market in Surgoinsville. And in Virginia, Parkway Tobacco Express in Appomattox and Kelley’s Market in Eagle Rock may have sold the ground beef.

If you purchased ground beef with the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and a production date between 03 31 14 and 04 18 14, do not eat it, even if you bought it from a store that is not listed on the USDA distribution list. Discard it in a closed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund.

This ground beef is associated with An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 11 people in four states. Those sickened ate undercooked burgers at restaurants. The recall of the Wolverine Packing Company product is at least 1.8 million pounds. There was no distribution to the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch Program, or catalog and internet sales.

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