A  2013 National Beef recall was announced this week that I wanted to let you all know about.  It was actually announced on Tuesday, but the list of stores included did not come out until today.

National Beef packing co in Kansas has recalled over 20,000 lbs of Ground beef due to an E-Coli concern.  Some of the stores that may have sold the beef are Piggly Wiggly, Winn Dixie, IGA, Food Giant, and more.

Some of the states involved are KS, MO, NE, IN, TN, KY, MS, TN, AL, GA, OH, VA, SC, IA.

NOTE:  It is not ALL Locations of these stores that are included.  There are a few specific locations that may have sold the recalled meat.  Since the expiration date on the meat is 6/14 it is likely that it has been eaten already, but if you bought meat during that time and froze it you will want to check the list.

Go here for a list of some of the stores that are thought to have received the meat.


ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE:  According to the USDA this list MAY NOT include ALL of the stores that received the meat so it’s important that you also check the specific product information provided by the FDA here.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

All these products have a “USE BY/SELL BY DATE” of June 14, 2013, and bear the establishment number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The products were produced on May 25, 2013, and shipped to various institutions and retail establishments in Texas, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Arizona.  FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may be frozen and in shoppers’ freezers.

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