Beef recall at western Albertsons stores; E. coli risk is feared
June 5, 2007
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Supervalu Inc. said on Monday it was recalling some ground beef sold in its Albertsons and Save-A-Lot stores because it is believed to be contaminated with E. coli.
Most of the products were sold under the Moran’s label at Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming and Save-A-Lot stores in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
The recalled products had sell-by dates from April 20 through May 7. It included Moran’s brand meat sold in 1- to 5-pound varieties under UPC numbers 34779 60501, 34779 60000, 34779 96000, 34779 91000, 34779 60010, 34779 96194, 34779 21117. Also recalled was Albertsons 90/10 Sirloin fresh hamburger patties.
Customers can return recalled products to the store for a full refund or exchange. Customers with questions about the recall can call United Food Group’s hotline at (800) 325-4164.
The Supervalu recall stems from a recall announced Sunday by meat supplier United Food Group LLC of 75,000 pounds of contaminated ground beef. In addition to the Supervalu stores, the United Food recall included meat sold at Grocery Outlet, Fry’s, Save-Mart, Smart and Final, Smith’s, and Stater Bros. stores.
Symptoms of E. coli include stomach cramps that may be severe and diarrhea that may turn bloody within one to three days. E. coli sometimes can lead to complications including kidney failure.