Food Lion and Other Grocers Recall Ground Beef

Posted: 11/03/2009 by that's Elbert in food
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Food Lion is recalling some ground beef:

Fairbank Farms notified Food Lion LLC today that our company received a portion of fresh ground beef products that are part of Fairbank Farms’ national product recall. The recall is isolated to 93/7 ground beef purchased at Food Lion stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Looking at Fairbank Farms web site tells more:

Fairbank Farms issued a voluntary recall for approximately 545,699 pounds of fresh ground beef on October 31. The product, which was produced between Sept. 14 through Sept. 16, 2009, is possibly linked to E.coli O157:H7.

and further:

Fairbank Farms says that any customers from northeastern or mid-Atlantic states, who have identified recalled ground beef products (refer to the specifically labeled list below), should remove the product from their freezers and return it to their stores for full reimbursement. Retail outlets include: ACME, BJ’s, Ford Brothers, Giant Food Stores, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, and Trader Joe’s.

Based on the dates produced, it is likely that a lot of that meat has already been consumed. It leaves me wondering if there’s a lot of folks ill from the meat which led to the recall. The ground meat in our freezer is either ground turkey or deer so I think we are safe. Hope your family is too.

  1. This is why I firmly believe in buying a slab of beef from a butcher, and asking them to grind it for you. Yes, it is not as convenient, but you have less of a chance for contamination, and you know for sure that the hamburger you eat came from one cow. Commercially produced beef you have absolutely zero chance your 5 pounds of hamburger are even from the same herd, or from the same country.

  2. We like using deer because of the low to no fat. Also, it benefits from the butcher effect. It was local deer and a local butcher handling it.