October 7, 1999
Ground Beef Recalled - Potential E. coli
Updated October 8 to include
Denver and Grand Junction, CO (SafetyAlerts) -- King Sooper has
announced a recall of almost 24,000 pounds of ground beef. All King Sooper and City
Market brand Ground Beef in 16 oz. chubs (73%, 80% and 88%) and 5lbs. chubs (73%); and
King Sooper and City Market brand Ground Chuck (73%, 80%, 91%, 95%) and Chili Meat in
packages weighing approximately 16 oz. The ground beef is being recalled due to possible
E. coli contamination.
This is a Class I recall
King Soopers stated the product was sold through
King Soopers and City Market stores which have locations in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico and
This recall was announced after the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) notified King Soopers and City Market of the presence of
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) bacteria in a sample taken from the King Soopers store.
Neither King Sooper nor City Market has received
any complaints of illness related to the product. The companies are asking consumers
who purchased the King Soopers label ground beef carrying the October 5 sell-by date, to
return the product for a full refund or replacement.
Consumers with questions can contact the company
at (303) 778-3100.
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