On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) again updated its list of retail locations in several states the agency “has reason to believe” received ground beef recently recalled by Wolverine Packing Co. of Detroit, MI.
The list, which is being regularly updated, now includes: Parkway Tobacco Express, Appomattox, VA; Kelley’s Market, Eagle Rock, VA; Stanley Valley Market, Surgoinsville, TN; Ian’s Market, Englewood, TN; Chunky Foods, Girard, OH; Harvest Moon Co-op, Long Lake, MN; Butcher Block Plus, Decatur, IL; Quick Stop in Erwin, TN; Virginia Market in Maynardville, TN; Barger Foods in Nashville, TN; Virginia Heights Travel Store in Wytheville, VA; Blairsville Seafood Market in Blairsville, GA; Foscoe Country Corner in Boone, NC; Gordon Food Service Marketplace, with stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin; Surf N Turf Market in Sebring, FL; Giorgio’s Italian Deli in Stuart, FL; M Sixty Six General Store in Orleans, MI; Buchtel Food Market in Buchtel, OH, Bronson’s Super Valu in Beulah, ND, and Jason’s Super Foods in New Town, ND.
FSIS has not released the names of any restaurants that may have received the recalled ground beef.
“This list may not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive the recalled product,” the agency noted. “Therefore, it is important that you use the product-specific identification information available here, in addition to this list of retail stores, to check meat or poultry products in your possession to see if they have been recalled.”
Wolverine Packing recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef on May 19 because of potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. At the time the recall was issued, there were 11 E. coli illnesses in four states linked to the recalled product. The ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014, and April 18, 2014. Click here to see the full list of products that were recalled. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and will have a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14” between “03 31 14” and “04 18 14”. Wolverine Packing Co. spokesman Lyle Orwig reportedly said last week that the ground beef had tested clean when it left the company facility earlier this spring. “All of our product is tested when it’s made, and so none of our tests were positive (for E. coli), so it was not a positive link to our product,” he was quoted as saying. FSIS officials began gathering primary distribution information from Wolverine Packing after the recall was issued, the agency stated May 21, noting, “This process is lengthy and involves contacting each establishment at each level of distribution. As FSIS identifies retail establishments (e.g., supermarkets), the agency will update the distribution list. Please continue to check back over the coming days for updates.”