October 12, 1999
Stop & Shop Supermarket Recalls Ground
Beef, Beef Patties and Ground Veal in
MANCHESTER, NH (SafetyAlerts) - The Stop & Shop
Supermarket located at 286 Broad Street in Manchester, Connecticut is recalling
approximately 600 pounds of ground beef, beef Patties and ground veal because the product
may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The contaminated meats were found through sampling
by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Consumers are urged to
check their freezers for the meats which have a "sell by" August 25. The
recalled meats should be returned to the store or disposed of.
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 should be
directed to Chery1 A. Coveney at (617) 770-6037 or 1-800-767-7772
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