The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture issued a recall on Friday, after the E. coli bacteria was found in ground beef distributed by the National Beef Packaging Co.
This beef was distributed to some Winn-Dixie, Kroger and Publix grocery stores in Florida. Publix says the beef recall impacts its stores in the following counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Leon, Suwannee, Columbia, Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Clay, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval and Nassau.
Publix and Winn Dixie both get beef from this distributor and repackage it. Publix also uses the distributor’s beef in other products it sells.
"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix Media and Community Relations Director.
Brous says that so far, there have been no reported cases of illness from the meat. E. coli can cause diarrhea, dehydration, and in severe cases, kidney disease.
The recalled products from Publix have sell-by-dates between July 25 and Aug. 12, 2011.
We've listed all 27 of the Publix products impacted by recall below. If you have any of these items, you can return them to your local Publix for a full refund.
Item GTIN/UPC Product Description
•93802 0029380200000 Seasoned Beef Meatballs
•96643 0029664300000 Meat Loaf (Oven Ready)
•96042 0029604200000 Ground Chuck Patties
•96039 0029603900000 Ground Chuck
•96640 0029664000000 Stuffed Peppers
•93801 0029380100000 Seasoned Salisbury Steak
•69282 0026928200000 Montreal Seasoned Chuck Patties
•72426 0027242600000 Mesquite Seasoned Chuck Patties
•75526 0027552600000 Badia Seasoned Chuck Patties
•77699 0027769900000 Steakhouse Ground Chuck Patties
•98002 0029800200000 Jalapeno Burger
•98003 0029800300000 Bacon & Cheddar Burger
•97376 0029737600000 A/B Ground Chuck
•98000 0029800000000 Blue Cheese Burger
•98153 0029815300000 SC Bacon Cheddar Burger
•69224 0026922400000 SC Seasoned Beef Meatball
•98150 0029815000000 SC Blue Cheese Burger
•69160 0026916000000 SC Meat Loaf (Oven Ready)
•16683 0021668300000 SC Stuffed Peppers
•16682 0021668200000 SC Pork, Beef, Ham Meatball
•98001 0029800100000 Horseradish Cheddar Burger
•69535 0026953500000 SC Montreal Seasoned Chuck Patties
•98151 0029815100000 SC Horseradish Burger
•98152 0029815200000 SC Jalapeno Burger
•99950 0029995000000 Ground Chuck Slider Patties
•96043 0029604300000 Ground Chuck for Chili
•96037 0029603700000 Beef and Pork for Meatloaf
If you have questions, you can call Publix Consumer Relations Dept. at 1-800-242-1227.
Affected grocery stores around Land O’ Lakes include:
- , 2121 Collier Parkway, 813-948-9819
- , 118901 State Road 54, 813-948-1275
- , 17830 Land O Lakes Blvd., 813-996-3391
- , 2126 Collier Parkway, 813-948-6767
The National Beef Hotline is 1-877-800-6848.
The USDA's Meat & Poultry Hotline is 1-800-674-6854.