Cargill ground beef is sold under a variety of brand names, including Century Farm Ground Beef, Giant Eagle Ground Beef, Shop Rite Ground Beef, Stop & Shop Ground Beef, Wegmans Ground Beef, Weis Premium Meats, and Price Rite.
The recalled meat includes regular, lean and extra lean ground beef, chuck, meatloaf mix, pork and veal with natural flavors, all natural, beef patties, sirloin patties, ground beef for chili, and possibly other varieties.
Each package of recalled ground beef has the code “Est. 9400” to represent the establishment number inside the USDA mark of inspection. ALL use/freeze-by dates for the recalled meat have expired, but that does not mean there aren’t hundreds of thousands of pounds of contaminated ground beef sitting in freezers across America. Please check your freezers and throw it away if you find any of the ground beef products described above.
This ground beef recall is happening because the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) found a positive E. coli O157:H7 contamination. E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that is especially dangerous in children and older adults, and those with weakened immune systems.
If you have any of these recalled ground beef products you are advised to dispose of the immediately. For more information you can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotlines at 1-888-MPHotline (674-6854).