Kroger has asked customers of Kroger, Scott's, Owens, Hilander and Pay Less stores in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri to discard ground beef with sell by dates of August 1st through 16th, inclusive.
King Soopers and City Market stores are asking customers throughout Colorado and Wyoming to check for the following frozen ground beef items:
- Kroger Ground Beef Patties, 73% Lean/27% Fat; 3-pound packages; "sell by" date of 11/06/08; UPC 11110 97981
- Kroger Ground Beef Family Pack, 73% Lean/27% Fat; 6-pound packages; "sell by" date of 11/06/08; UPC 11110 97988
- Kroger Ground Sirloin Beef Patties, 85% Lean/15% Fat; 2.5-pound packages; "sell by" date of 11/06/08; UPC 11110 97987.
Recalled meat should be returned to the store for a full refund or replacement.
These recalls are the result of Nebraska Beef's recent expanded recall of nearly 1.4 million pounds of beef. The company agreed to the recalls after meat from their processing facility was linked to two separate outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 infections earlier this summer.