Editor’s note on update: On June 10 an FSIS spokesperson told Food Safety News that the Kroger Co. beef recall is for products already under recall by Aurora Packing Inc., which posted its recall May 22. FSIS did not post the Kroger recall because the products were already listed in the Aurora notice. As of June 10, the FSIS did not have lists of specific retailers that received the beef recalled by Aurora Packing. Retailer lists will be posted if and when they are made available to FSIS.
As of Monday, the USDA had not posted a beef recall the Kroger Co. issued Friday for an unspecified amount of meat from an unspecified supplier that is possibly contaminated with E. coli.
In-store produced ground beef, boneless ribeye steaks and bone-in ribeye steaks are included in the recall. All packages of those meats with labeling matching those shown in the photo above are subject to the recall, according to an undated notice on the Kroger Co. website.
The Kroger Co. did not include any information about how the potential E. coli contamination was discovered. It also did not reveal the supplier or suppliers of the recalled beef. The recall notice does not provide any information about the amount of beef that is involved.
Kroger distributed the beef to grocery stores in some parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, according to a notice on the company’s website.
The recalled beef was available to consumers from April 23 through June 7.
“The product may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 and, if eaten, could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume this product,” according to the Kroger recall notice.
“Please check your freezer for this product, as it may have been frozen for storage. There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Please return the product to this store for a full refund.”
Consumers may contact Kroger at 800-576-4377.
According to the recall notice, it is to remain posted “until 06/13/2019.”
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