October 12, 1999
Food Lion Recalls
Contaminated Ground Beef in North Carolina
Cary, NC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food Lion located at 973 N. Harrison St. in Cary, NC is recalling
some of its ground beef because the product may be contaminated with E. coli
Routine sampling conducted by the USDA, Food
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), as part of the FSIS microbiological monitoring
program spotted the contaminated ground beef.
The Food Lion ground beef being recalled has
"Sell by" Aug 19 on the label. Customers who may have purchased this
product should check their freezers and are urged not to eat the beef but to return it to
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an emerging
cause of foodborne illness. An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 cases of infection occur in the
United States each year. Infection often leads to bloody diarrhea, and occasionally to
Questions concerning this recall may be directed
to the store representative Tawn Earnest at:
(704) 633-8250 x 2892.
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