August 7, 2002
Tennessee Store Has Recalled Ground Beef
Nashville, TN (SafetyAlerts)
- Kroger, Store # 888, a retail store located at 3046 Dickerson Road, has recalled
approximately 19 pounds of fresh ground beef that may be contaminated with
E. coli O157:H7.
The ground beef products being recalled are approximately three-pound foam
trays of, "Kroger, STORE-MADE GROUND BEEF." Each package bears a sell by
date, "Aug 01, 02."
The ground beef was produced on July 31, 2002 and distributed to customers
of the Dickerson Road Kroger store.
"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of
meat products contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7,
consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it and return it to
the place of purchase," said William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator.
"USDA is informing the public so consumers who may have purchased and stored
the product in their refrigerators or freezers will know to check."
The problem was discovered through routine microbiological sampling by FSIS.
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody
diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with
compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Gary Rhodes, director of
communications, at (513) 762-1304. Consumers with questions about the recall
may contact the Kroger Consumer Hotline toll-free at (800) 632-6900.