Ground beef recalled for potential E. coli O103 contamination was sold at Walmart, Weis, Winn Dixie, PriceRite, Fresh Thyme, Earth Fare, Food City, Food Universe, Giant Eagle, Grocery Bargain, Grocery Outlet, Key Food Marketplace, ShopRite and other stores. USDA officials are concerned that some consumers may have these products in their freezers.
On April 25, 2022, Lakeside Refrigerated Services of Swedesboro, N.J issued the recall after receiving notification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) that a ground beef sample had tested positive for E. coli O103 during routine testing.
The recalled ground beef was produced between February 1, 2022, and April 8, 2022, and has “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. It was sold under the brand names Thomas Farms, SEG Grocers Naturally Better, Weis By Nature, Tajima Kobe Ground Beef, and Marketside Butcher.
Stores with Nationwide or Area-Wide Distribution
The following stores had nationwide or area-wide distribution: Food City, Food Universe, Giant Eagle, Grocery Bargain, Grocery Outlet, Key Food Marketplace, ShopRite, Walmart and Weis Markets.
Stores with Wide Distribution
Earth Fare Ground Beef E. coli Recall
Earth Fare stores included in this recall are located in the following states: North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Fresh Thyme Ground Beef E. coli Recall
Fresh Thyme stores included in this recall are located in the following states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
PriceRite Ground Beef E. coli Recall
PriceRite stores included in this recall are located in the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
2020 Lakeside Ground Beef E. coli Recall
In 2020, Lakeside issued an E. coli O157:H7 ground beef recall that included products sold under the brand names Thomas Farms, Marketside Butcher, and Value Pack. These ground beef products were sold nationwide at Food City, Giant Eagle, Lowe’s, Target, Walmart, Grocery Outlet, and Market District stores.
Symptoms of E. coli
Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop within three days of exposure. They include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Anyone who ate the recalled ground beef and developed these symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible