The USDA and Cargill Meat Solutions are recalling nearly 133,000 pounds of ground beef due to E Coli. bacteria, claiming one life and sickening at least 18 others in Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

As of now, Washtenaw County and surrounding area stores have not been included in the recall, but consumers are advised to check the USDA Inspection Mark on any three, ten, or 20 pound packages of ground beef purchased from any of the retailers below.  Packages included will have the mark “EST. 86R”.

Recalled meats will have this symbol with a EST. 86R inspection mark.
  • Aldi:  Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin
  • FoodMaxx: Stores in California
  • Meijer: Nationwide
  • Pak N Save: Stores in California
  • Safeway/Albertson’s: Nationwide
  • Sam’s Club: Nationwide
  • Target: Nationwide
  • Vons: Stores in California

The USDA has urged the public to throw away or return the product to the retailer and not to consume it.  A full list of the confirmed retailers nationwide can be found at the USDA website by clicking here.

Cargill Meat Solutions is a Colorado based company that was also linked to the August recall affecting Publix stores, which caused multiple illnesses but no deaths.


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