Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli

Ground beef is being recalled because it could be contaminated by E. coli, according to news reports.

Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart and Krogers are recalling the ground beef, supplied by National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inspectors found E. coli bacteria in the meat. Products affected by the 60,000 pound beef recall includes:

  • Kroger 5 lb. Pkg. Flavorseal Ground Chuck (UPC: 1111097028 (only date included for this product is “Freeze By 8-12-2011)
  • Kroger Beef Chuck Ground 80-85% (UPC 22251500000, 22251510000, 22251520000, 22251530000, 22251550000, 22251560000, 22251570000, 22251580000)
  • Ground Beef Patties – Regular & Family Pack (UPCs: 22250400000, 22250410000, 22250420000, 22250430000, 22251600000, 22251610000, 22251620000, 22251630000)
  • Ground Beef Seasoned Patties – Regular & Family Pack (UPCs: 29116750000, 29116760000, 29116770000, 29116780000, 29116850000, 29116860000, 29116870000, 29116880000)
  • In Store Made Meatballs – packaged and service case (UPCs: 29119600000, 29119610000, 29119620000, 29119630000, 29119640000)
  • In Store Made Meatloaf – packaged and service case (UPCs: 29109100000, 29109110000, 29109120000, 29109130000, 29109140000)

Products subject to the Winn-Dixie recall have “sell-by” label dates from 7/31/11 – 8/12/11 and can be identified as follows:
— “Winn-Dixie Ground Chuck,” UPC code 20170000000
— “Winn-Dixie Ground Chuck Family Pack (FP),” UPC code 29127700000
— “Winn-Dixie Ground Chuck Patties,” UPC code 20170100000
— “Winn-Dixie Ground Chuck Patties Family Pack (FP),” UPC code 29128200000

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I urge consumers to check their refrigerators for this brand of ground beef and throw it out or return it to the store of purchase for a refund. E. coli is a potentially fatal foodborne illness that can cause a diarrheal illness and develop into kidney failure.  If you believe you were sickened by a foodborne bacteria contact a doctor and have your case evaluated by a Seattle personal injury lawyer.