Atlanta natural health advocate, there is an ongoing meat recall that affects metro Atlanta, per a news release from Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling over 130,000 pounds of ground beef as a family in Ohio fell ill after having eaten meat produced by their company that had been contaminated with E. coli, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The possibly contaminated meat involves beef that is being sold as Butcher’s Beef at Food Lion supermarkets; Kroger brands at Kroger Co. supermarkets; and generic beef sold to SAV-A-LOT, Spectrum Foods, Supervalu and the Defense Commissary Agency, per Gary Mickelson, a spokesman for the company.
Tyson produced the approximately 131,300 pounds of affected meat at its plant in Emporia, Kansas on August 23, the USDA has said in their news release.
The Ohio family who became sick from consuming the meat in the second week of September got severe diarrhea and had to be hospitalized. The ground meat tested positive for the bacteria. That particular batch of beef had been bought at a Kroger supermarket.
Company officials say the meat would’ve been bought by their consumers around September12, based on when it was produced.
For the state of Georgia, including metro Atlanta, Butcher’s Beef brand is relevant, however caution should be exercised if you shop at any of these stores for beef:
Butcher’s Beef brand meat was shipped to Food Lion stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia and to Bottom Dollar Food stores in North Carolina, the company said in a news release.
The Kroger divisions in Cincinnati-Dayton includes Kroger stores in northern Kentucky; Delta, including Memphis and western Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and stores in Murray and Paducah, Kentucky, and Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and Central, with stores in Illinois and Indiana that include some local banners such as Food 4 Less in Chicago.
Food Lion is asking its customers to check their freezers for packages with UPC code (725439922241) and return it to the store for a full refund.
The products being recalled include 5-pound packages of Kroger-brand ground beef packed in 40-pound cases, with a product code of D-0211 QW, which was distributed in Tennessee and Indiana; 3-pound packages of Butcher’s Brand beef packed in 36-pound cases with the code D-0211 LWIF, which was distributed in North and South Carolina; and 3-pound packages of generic labeled beef packed in 36-pound cases with a product code D-0211 LWI, which was distributed in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
The beef, all 73/27 lean to fat ratio, had a “best before” date of Sept. 12 and the number 245D inked on the packages.
The ground beef was sold in pre-packaged printed tubes that are put directly into retail meat cases, per Tyson Fresh Meat’s news release. Cook your meat well just in case!