11 Tons Of Maybe Contaminated Ground Beef Recalled In Midwest And South

National Beef in Kansas shipped out 22,737 pounds of beef (about 11 tons) that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a nasty strain that’s particularly dangerous to the elderly. Meat from the affected packages may have ended up at retailers and food service establishments in eleven different states.

The affected packages have a use by/sell by date of June 14th, but of course will still be sitting around if you tossed them in the freezer. They will say “EST. 208A” on them.

The original affected packages, which may have been repackaged at retailers, have the following information:

• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

If you have questions about the recall, ring up National Beef at (877) 857-4143 or check their website.

Single retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia may also have received tainted meat: check the list against your freezer and your shopping habits.

Here are the chains with regional statewide distribution.

Apple Market: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Cash Saver: Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee
Cosentino’s: in Kansas and Missouri
Food Giant: Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee
IGA: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia
Piggly Wiggly: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee
Price Chopper: Kansas and Missouri
Russ’s Market: Nebraska
Super Saver: Iowa and Nebraska
Thriftway: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia
Country Mart: Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri