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Press release from Business Wire

Tom Thumb Recalls 39 Packages of Ground Beef Sold from Its Campbell Road Store in Richardson

Monday, August 02, 2010

Tom Thumb Recalls 39 Packages of Ground Beef Sold from Its Campbell Road Store in Richardson21:35 EDT Monday, August 02, 2010 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy announced today that it is recalling 39 packages of 85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat that were sold after 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from its store at 1380 West Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas. The product may be contaminated with pieces from black Styrofoam. The recall includes the following products: 85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Ground Beef in the Extreme Value Pack (11 packages) 85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat (28 packages) The product is packaged on black Styrofoam trays, one of which may have been ground with the beef during the grinding process, necessitating a recall. Anyone who may have purchased the above-listed products should discard or return them to the Campbell Road store for a full refund. No other products are subject to the recall. No injuries or illnesses have been reported. Tom Thumb is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. ABOUT TOM THUMB Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy (www.tomthumb.com) currently operates 63 stores throughout North Texas under the Tom Thumb banner, and 36 stores in Houston, 14 stores in Austin under the Randalls banner. Tom Thumb is a division of Safeway Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,712 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.8 billion in 2009. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.