Ground beef recalled across region
Published 1:20 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022
Have you purchased ground beef, of any kind, in recent weeks? You may have some in your refrigerator or freezer that falls on the “recall” list around the region.
According to reports, some of the tons of ground beef making the list, was sold in Alabama and Florida stores, making it probable that some local residents have reason for concern.
The USDA classified this recall as a Class I, meaning there is high to medium probability that consuming the meat can cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Reports around the recall includes ground beef that was produced from Feb. 1, 2022, through April 8, with the establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold under six brand names as well as some unbranded bulk packages. The products were distributed to Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington state.
Although most affected retailers have not yet acknowledged the recalls publicly, the recalled products include several store brands, including Marketside (Walmart), Weis (Weis Markets) and SEG (Winn-Dixie). Additional brands that were recalled are Thomas Farms, Tajima and Nature’s Reserve. Other retailers known to have sold these brands include Target and Food City.
In the Alabama and Florida products on the recall list, brand names include SEG, Marketside Butcher, Thomas Farms and Tajima.
According to an April 26 recall alert from Walmart, the recalled ground beef was sold at nearly 1,400 of its stores in 17 states, plus stores in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. According to information released by Walmart, none of its stores in south Alabama or northwest Florida were involved in receiving the products in questions.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service advised consumers to check their freezers for any potentially contaminated ground beef that may have been frozen. Anyone who purchased the recalled products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Those with questions about the recall may contact Lakeside Refrigerated Services toll-free at 800-493-9042 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any other food safety questions may be directed to the USDA Meat and Poultry hotline at 888-674-6854 or live chat via Ask USDA, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.