There has been a recall of ground beef that is potentially tainted with E. coli bacteria. Some of the ground beef packages were sold at local Sam’s Club stores.
The contaminated beef comes from National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kansas. While the recalls were mainly targeted for the southeast, the meat was sent to several distributors, who may have repackaged them and sent them across the U.S. for consumers.
The Sam’s Club stores pulled the ground beef packages subject to the recall and have been contacting people who recently bought them. They also are blocking any possible sales of the recalled beef packages. WalMart stores have not been affected by the recall.
Ground Beef Chubs Produced on July 23 (Freeze-by Date of August 12)
Ground Beef Chubs Produced on July 25 (Freeze-by Date of August 14)
Those who purchased any of these products can return it to their local Sam’s Club for a refund. Consumers can direct questions and concerns by calling the National Beef hotline at 1-877-800-6848.
Meat that has been cooked properly and thoroughly does not pose a threat to those who eat it, even if it contains E. coli bacteria. For more information on food safety, visit EdgarSnyder.com.