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Kroger Expands Recall of E. coli Contaminated Beef

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Kroger Co. has expanded last week’s voluntary recall of tainted ground beef products sold in stores in Michigan and Ohio, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified the supplier as Nebraska Beef Ltd.  Kroger said late Tuesday the recall now includes ground-beef products in Styrofoam tray packages wrapped in clear cellophane or bought from an in-store service counter.

Customers should check if they bought meat at Fred Meyer or QFC stores with "sell-by" dates between May 21 and July 5 or at Kroger stores between May 21 and July 3.  Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Knoxville, Tenn. are not involved.  Customers should check if they bought meat in Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division, which includes stores in North Carolina, Northeastern Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia with "sell-by" dates between May 19 to June 6.

Other meat being recalled includes these stores and sell buy dates:

Fry’s – May 21 to July 3

Ralphs – May 21 to July 3

Smith’s – May 21 to July 3

Baker’s – May 17-June 4

King Soopers – June 20-July 3

City Market – June 20-July 3

Customers who shop at Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less, and Scott’s should follow the "sell-by" dates listed above for Kroger stores.  Kroger also recalled Private Selection Natural ground beef sold in 16-ounce packages with "sell-by" dates July 11 to July 21. The product was available at all Kroger stores as well as Dillons, Fred Meyer, Baker’s, Smith’s and Fry’s.

  • Matt

    This is a particularly confusing recall. Wouldn’t it be in everyone’s best interest to recall ALL kroger ground beef just to be on the safe side?