On November 1, 2015, All American Meats of Nebraska recalled 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products, at least as of that date.
The USDA has released the distribution list of where those products were sold. The products all have the establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The ground beef was sold nationwide. A positive E. coli O157:H7 test was received on October 30, 2015 and traced back to that establishment.
The retail distribution list for those products has been released. It must be noted that the list may not include all of the retail locations that received the potentially contaminated beef, and some of the locations listed did not get the product. It’s critical that you identify the recalled product by using the establishment number printed on the product label.
The beef was sold in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington state, and Wisconsin. Some of the stores that may have sold this ground beef include Piggly Wiggly, IGA, Safeway, Save-A-Lot, Price Chopper, Country Mart, Foodland, Ralph’s Food Market, Bi-Lo, and Super Saver, among others.
If you purchased any of the recalled products, do not eat them; and do not cook them. Discard in a sealed or double bagged container so other people and animals can’t eat them, or return to the place of purchase for a refund. You can see the list of recalled products, along with type, sell by date, and case codes at the USDA web site.