The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Globe Investor

News Sources

Take control of your investments with the latest investing news and analysis

Press release from PR Newswire

Safeway Recalls Ground Beef Products Sold in the Northwest

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Safeway Recalls Ground Beef Products Sold in the Northwest15:08 EDT Saturday, September 22, 2012PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In cooperation with the USDA Food Safety Information Service's public health alert on raw boneless beef trim products imported from Canada by XL Foods, Inc. that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, Safeway is voluntarily recalling a number of ground beef items sold in Oregon, Washington State and Montana. Safeway was informed by Interstate Meat Distributors that ground beef products produced for Safeway included trimmings from that were subject to XL Foods Inc.'s expanded recall. No illnesses have been reported to date. Safeway is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution.The recalled products have Sell By dates of 09-07-12 to 09-23-12. Safeway is asking its customers to check all ground beef in their refrigerators and freezers. The following recalled products were sold from the self-service meat cooler and are packaged on black Styrofoam trays:Product NameUPC CodeStates80% Lean Ground Beef Patties 20% Fat Extreme Value Pack20165300000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Steakhouse Patty 20% Fat Seasoned20165600000Oregon, Washington73% Lean Ground Beef Patties 27% Fat20165900000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Sliders20166100000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Extreme Value Pack20167900000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Patties 20% Fat Seasoned Extreme Value Pack20168700000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Natural20169000000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat20169200000Oregon80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Extreme Value Pack20169300000Oregon85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat20169600000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Market Trim20170200000Oregon80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Market Trim Extreme Value Pack20170300000Oregon80% Lean Ground Beef Patties 20% Fat20170400000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat20183200000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Value Pack20183600000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat20249400000Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Extreme Value Pack20249500000Washington84% Lean Ground Beef Patties 16% Fat Extreme Value Pack20251600000Washington86% Lean Ground Beef Patties 14% Fat20251700000Washington80% Lean Ground Beef For Chili 20% Fat20253500000Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Market Trim20253700000Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Market Trim Extreme Value Pack20253800000WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Grn Chile/Monterey Jack Cheese20883800000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bleu Cheese/Pepper20890500000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Sundrd Tomato/Asiago Cheese20891000000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bacon/Cheddar Cheese20892800000Oregon, WashingtonBurger 85% Lean Seasoned20893000000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat Sliders Seasoned20893100000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Cheddar Ranch20896500000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Whiskey River Seasoning20897800000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders W/ Grn Chile/Monterey Jack Cheese20902100000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders With Bleu Cheese/Pepper20902200000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders With Bacon/Cheddar Cheese20902300000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders W/Sundrd Tomato/Asiago Cheese20902400000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders Whiskey River20902600000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Sliders Cheddar Ranch20902800000Oregon, WashingtonMeatloaf Seasoned20928900000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat20944300000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Patties 20% Fat20947500000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Grn Chile/Monterey Jack Cheese20958800000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bleu Cheese/Pepper20959900000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bacon/Cheddar Cheese20971700000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Sundrd Tomato/Asiago Cheese20972100000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Steakhouse Patties 20% Fat Seasoned20974400000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Whiskey River Seasoning20988300000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Cheddar Ranch20989400000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Natural20735300000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat20737900000Oregon, WashingtonThe following recalled products were sold from the full-service meat counter and are wrapped in white butcher's paper:Product NameUPC CodeStatesMeatloaf Seasoned                                               20928900000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef 20% Fat                                    20944300000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Patties 20% Fat                            20947500000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Grn Chile/Monterey Jack Cheese      20958800000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bleu Cheese/Pepper               20959900000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Bacon/Cheddar Cheese             20971700000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty W/Sundrd Tomato/Asiago Cheese         20972100000Oregon, Washington80% Lean Ground Beef Steakhouse Patties 20% Fat Seasoned        20974400000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Whiskey River Seasoning          20988300000Oregon, WashingtonGourmet Beef Burger Patty With Cheddar Ranch                    20989400000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat Natural                            20735300000Oregon, Washington85% Lean Ground Beef 15% Fat                                    20737900000Oregon, WashingtonIn addition, the following pre-packaged products distributed by Interstate Meat Distributors are also subject to the same expanded XL Foods Inc. recall. Product NameUPC CodeStatesFresh Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean- 20% Fat?Four 1/3rd Pound Patties75290760083Montana, Oregon, WashingtonFresh Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean- 20% Fat?Ten 1/3rd Pound Patties                          75290760084Montana, Oregon, WashingtonE. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.The USDA Food Safety Information Service (FSIS) advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature. Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. Safeway customers can contact 1-800-SAFEWAY for more information.CONTACT:Teena Massingill, 925-467-3810Teena.Massingill@Safeway.com  SOURCE Safeway Inc.