Ground Beef Recalled Over Salmonella Typhimurium

December 16, 2011

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Ground Beef Recalled Over Salmonella Typhimurium

WASHINGTONScarborough, Maine-based grocery chain Hannaford is recalling an undetermined amount of fresh ground beef products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium, USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Dec. 15.

The recall was initiated after an outbreak of Salmonellosis was linked to the use and consumption of fresh in-store ground beef prepared in and purchased at Hannaford stores. The PFGE pattern associated with this outbreak is reported rarely in the United States. The CDC has reported 14 ill persons with an indistinguishable PFGE pattern, and 11 of those individuals reported consuming ground beef. Seven people have been hospitalized. Ten of the 14 case-patients reported purchasing ground beef at Hannaford stores in Maine, New York, New Hampshire and Vermont between Oct. 12 and Nov. 20.

The recall involves any size package of "73% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef"; "75% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef"; "80% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef"; "85% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef"; "90% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef"; "80% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef"; "85% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef"; "90% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef"; "85% Nature's Place Ground Beef"; and "90% Nature's Place Ground Beef".

The various ground beef packages bear sell-by dates of Dec. 17, 2011 or earlier and were sold at Hannaford stores throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.

Click here to view the entire recall.

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