Albertsons, Safeway, Pak ‘N Save, and Vons Voluntarily Recall Ground Beef Products in Seven States in Cooperation with Cargill Meat Solutions’ Ground Beef Recall Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination


STATES AFFECTED: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming, Northern California, Northern Nevada

BANNERS AFFECTED: Albertsons, Safeway, Pak 'N Save, Vons


Contact:
 Teena Massingill
Teena.Massingill@albertsons.com


BOISE, Idaho — August 23, 2018 —
In cooperation with the Cargill Meat Solutions Class 1 recall of approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, Albertsons, Safeway, Pak ‘N Save, and Vons stores in seven states are voluntarily recalling certain ground beef products made with beef supplied by Cargill.

The recall impacts a list of products (below) sold at stores in Northern California, Colorado, Nebraska, Northern Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming. NOTE: The product recall list includes some products that were not made with Cargill beef but were prepared in close proximity to the recalled Cargill beef. The recalled products were sold between August 20 and August 23 (8-20-18 and 8-23-18). The products have Sell Thru dates of August 21 through August 25 (8-21-18 through 8-25-18). The Sell Thru date is printed on the scale label.

Cargill discovered the problem on August 22 after routine testing and a review of their records determined that certain beef products may be associated with a presumptive positive for E. coli O157:H7. Cargill then notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). To date there have been no confirmed reports of illness associated with the consumption of Cargill products or products sold at Albertsons, Safeway, Pak ‘N Save or Vons stores. The stores issued a recall out of an abundance of caution. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Consumers are asked to check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled products. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.

Consumers with questions about Cargill’s recall can call 1-844-419-1574. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Martin, Cargill’s Director of Communications, at (316) 291-2126. Consumers with questions about the Albertsons, Safeway, Pak ‘N Save and Vons recall can call 1-877-723-3929 anytime.
 

Recalled Products Sold at Safeway and Albertsons Stores in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming

 

PRODUCT NAME                                                                                        

UPC CODE(on scan label)               

85% LEAN GROUND BEEF 15% FAT 20737900000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE & PEPPER 20724700000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON & CHEDDAR 20724800000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON & CHEDDAR 20844700000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE & PEPPER 20844800000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON & CHEDDAR
20845900000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE & PEPPER 20845800000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDERS BACON & CHEDDAR 20846000000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 7% FAT 20735700000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 10% FAT 20736400000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT 20736700000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF 10% FAT 20736800000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDERS BLEU CHEESE & PEPPER 20845000000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDERS BLEU CHEESE & PEPPER 20845100000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT 20944300000
LAURA’S 92% LEAN GROUND BEEF 8% FAT 26572300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM 20944400000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF CHILI 20% FAT 20943300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT 20947500000
96% LEAN GROUND BEEF 4% FAT 20943000000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT STEAKHOUSE SEASONING 20866400000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT 3LBS OR MORE 28135300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT 5OZ 28135600000
PUB BURGER BLACK & BLEU CHEESE 6 OZ 28135900000
PUB BURGER BACON & CHEDDAR CHEESE 6 OZ 28136000000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT 3 LBS OR MORE 28132900000
80% LEAN GOURMET BEEF PATTY 20% FAT BLEU CHEESE PEPPER 5OZ 27059600000
80% LEAN GOURMET BEEF PATTY 20% FAT BACON CHEDDAR 5OZ 27059700000
PUB BURGER BLACK & BLEU CHEESE 6 OZ 20184900000
PUB BURGER BACON & CHEDDAR CHEESE 6 OZ 20185200000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF STEAKHOUSE PATTY 20% FAT SEASONED 20165600000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF FOR CHILI 20% FAT 20165200000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT VALUE PACK 20165300000
96% LEAN GROUND BEEF 4% FAT 20166700000
73% LEAN GROUND BEEF 27% FAT VALUE PACK 20168900000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT VALUE PACK 20169300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM 20170200000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM VALUE PACK 20170300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM VALUE PACK 20253800000
85% LEAN GROUND BEEF 15% FAT 20169600000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT SEASONED VALUE PACK 20168700000
OPEN NATURE 85% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 15% FAT 20683700000
90% LEAN GROUND SIRLOIN 10% FAT 20166600000
73% LEAN GROUND BEEF 27% FAT 20168800000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF SLIDER 20% FAT 20166100000
73% LEAN GROUND BEEF 27% FAT 20169100000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT 20170100000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM 20171000000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT 20170000000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE AND BLACK PEPPER 20890500000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 20891000000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 20118100000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MARKET TRIM VALUE PACK 20253800000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDER BLEU CHEESE AND BLACK PEPPER 20118400000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BACON AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 20118700000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE AND BLACK PEPPER 20119500000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF 10% FAT VALUE PACK 20165700000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 10% FAT 20184100000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT 20169500000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF 10% FAT NATURAL 20675000000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDER BACON AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 20117900000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF 10% FAT 20169800000
BUTCHERS CUT 93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT ANGUS GRASS FED 20656000000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDER BLEU CHEESE AND BLACK PEPPER 20118000000
GOURMET BEEF PATTY BLEU CHEESE AND BLACK PEPPER 20118300000
GOURMET BEEF SLIDER BACON AND CHEDDAR CHEESE 20118500000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT MEGA PACK 26093800000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT 20170400000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF FOR CHILI 20% FAT 20165200000
LAURA’S 92% LEAN GROUND BEEF 8% FAT 26572400000
93% LEAN GROUND BEEF 7% FAT 3LBS OR MORE 20184300000
LAURA’S 92% LEAN GROUND BEEF 8% FAT VALUE PACK 26572500000
85% LEAN GROUND BEEF 15% FAT 3LB OR MORE 20184200000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 20% FAT 6 OZ 20185500000
90% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTY 10% FAT 20184100000
96% LEAN GROUND BEEF 4% FAT 20271300000
80% LEAN GROUND BEEF 20% FAT 20169200000
96% LEAN GROUND BEEF 4% FAT
20271300000
 


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