A meat company is recalling 28,356 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with an E. coli strain known as O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. The meat has been recalled by Interstate Meat Distributors Inc. based in Clackamas (OR). The recalled products were produced Dec. 20, 2021, and carry the establishment number “EST. 965” inside the circular USDA mark of inspection on the label, the FSIS said in a news release. The ground beef was sent to Wal-Mart and Kroger in Arizona, California and Nevada. It also reached Albertson’s stores in Washington, Utah, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. A full list of recalled products can be found on the USDA website.
Anyone with the meat should throw it out.
FSIS stated that the problem was discovered after a package was sent to a third party lab for analysis. The package tested positive for E.coli. FSIS assessed the results and determined that the agency could take action.
While FSIS didn’t identify the third-party lab, Consumer Reports said it purchased Kroger-brand ground beef at a Fred Meyer supermarket in Seattle that was tested and foun