About 50,000 pounds of ground beef recalled last week for E. coli O157:H7 was sold at Bi-Lo, Super Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie stores in Southern states, according to new information released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The recall was sparked by testing and there have not been reports of any illnesses connected to the incident, according to FSIS. The ground beef was sold under the labels “NatureSource” and “NatureWell” as well as National Beef, the name of the company recalling the product.
When the beef was recalled on July 31, the agency said that that the meat had been distributed to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide in 40- and 60-pound cases, but the initial retail distribution list released by FSIS so far has only named stores in Southern states.
According to the latest list, which may not be complete, the recalled beef was sold at Bi-Lo locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee and at Super Bi-Lo locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The beef was also sold at Winn-Dixie locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The must up-to-date retail distribution list can be found on the FSIS recall Website. Consumers who purchased recalled product should discard it or return it to the store for a refund. Anyone concerned that they may have a foodborne illness should contact their health-care provider.© Food Safety News