Major grocery stores in the nation are on the U.S. Department of Agriculture list of retail stores likely affected by the most recent recall of beef potentially contaminated with E. coli.
Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling 132,606 lbs. of its previously distributed beef products that were “made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with E. coli O26,” the recall stated.
The list of affected chains first came out on Sunday, then again on Monday. On Tuesday evening, another expanded recall list was released. The beef products were manufactured and distributed in June so the affected products should only be of the frozen variety at this point.
In August, Cargill meat was traced to the same strain of E. coli O26. Publix recalled its Cargill products after the outbreak of 18 E. coli illnesses. Florida accounted for 15, one of which resulted in a death.
The USDA issues a precautionary statement for recalls as to why so many stores may be listed: “The Food Safety Inspection Service has reason to believe” these stores received the recalled product, but the list “might not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that actually did not receive the recalled product.”
The list of nationwide stores that potentially carried the affected Cargill Meat Solutions beef were Meijer, Safeway/Albertson’s, Sam’s Club and Target; as well as FoodMaxx, Pak N Save and Vons in California.
The following list are individual stores that may have carried Cargill Meat:
- Aldi — Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin and 2520 Third Ave. North, Escanaba, Michigan.
▪ Central Meat & Provision Co. — 1603 National Ave., San Diego.
▪ Canal Fulton Provision — 2014 Locust St., Canal Fulton, Ohio.
▪ Carniceria La Paloma — 641 Thorpe Rd., Las Cruces, New Mexico
▪ Food 4 Less — 2800 E. 32nd St., Jolin, Missouri, and 313 E. Battlefield St., Springfield, Missouri.
▪ Foothills IGA Market — 70 Foothills Parkway, Marble Hill, Georgia.
▪ Graytone — 21565 North Rd., Eckert, Colorado.
▪ Jeb’s Market — 15668 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, Virginia.
▪ Martin’s Supermarket — 2121 S. Cleveland Ave., St. Joseph, Michigan, and 5637 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, Michigan.
▪ Piggly Wiggly — 3101 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Virginia, and 10 Spring St., Charleston, West Virginia.
▪ Village Market — 100 Monroe St., Allegan, Michigan, and 108 E. Delaware St., Decatur, Michigan.
▪ Save Mart — 9999 Niblick Dr., Roseville, California. The USDA still has this Save Mart on its retail list, though a Save Mart spokesperson e-mailed The Miami Herald Monday to say none of their Save Mart stores received the Cargill beef, but advised its FoodMaxx customers to toss out the 73 percent lean beef bought between June 27 and July 11.
The beef should be immediately discarded or taken back to the original place of purchase if it one of the suspected products.