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The Net Tightens Around Retailers Who Received JBS Swift E. coli Meat – 23 Reported Ill in California (4), Maine (1), Michigan (6), Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (6).

JBS Swift USA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a list of retailers that received meat that may have been tainted with E. coli.  JBS Swift USA has recalled more than 420,000 pounds of beef that left the Greeley packing plant in April.  The retail outlets include:

»Price Chopper stores.

»Hannaford stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.

»Stop & Shop stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, northern Kentucky, southeastern Indiana, western Tennessee and Arkansas.

»Kroger stores in Mississippi and Illinois.

»Food 4 Less in the Chicago area

»Fry’s stores in Arizona.

»Smith’s stores in Arizona, Utah and other Western states.

» Costco.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FSIS say illnesses have been reported in California (4), Maine (1), Michigan (6), Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (6).

  • John Munsell

    I suggest the headline “Net Tighens Around Retailers” inappropriately focuses criticism on these victimized downstream retailers who unwittingly purchased previously-contaminated meat. And, all this meat arrived at their businesses in boxes on which the official USDA Mark of Inspection was proudly emblazoned. By the way, the Mark says “USDA Inspected and Passed”. Passed, yes. Inspected, little if any. If public health is to benefit, the “Net” must tighten around FSIS and the source slaughter providers, as well as the HACCP Hoax, a deregulated meat non-inspection system which was conceived in a lack of ethics and has now birthed ongoing outbreaks and recalls. We simply must Force the Source to clean up its act, instead of Destroying the Destination facilities. John Munsell

  • Tony Di Giesi

    I am grossed out by the Quality of our food suppy….FDA inspectors should be made to Eat the infected food “approved of” ..as safe for consumption….Then perhaps things will improve..
    Tony
    New Jersey