Those living in the Northeast, especially customers of Hannaford Supermarkets, should keep an eye on the ground beef they’re buying. Cargill Beef is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef over fears that it may contain salmonella.
The affected beef is 85% lean and was produced at a Cargill plant in Wyalusing, Pa. on May 25 and repackaged for sale to customers of the Maine-based grocery chain, says the Associated Press, so consumers shopping there should take note.
Cargill President John Keating says in a statement:
“Food borne illnesses are unfortunate and we are sorry for anyone who became sick from eating ground beef we may have produced.”
Customers of Hannaford’s should check their ground beef for the “use or sell by” date. If it’s between May 29 and June 16 it’s already past when you should be eating it anyway, but safety officials are worried some consumers might have the product still frozen in their freezers. Refunds will be offered for any ground beef that is returned to the supermarket.
Additional information is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture recall website.
Cargill Beef Recalls 30,000 Pounds of Ground Beef [Associated Press]