As the official grilling season of Summer gets underway this Memorial Day Weekend, the ground beef recall expands from restaurants to grocery stores. Officials now say contaminated ground beef from a Detroit packaging business was in-fact sold directly to the public. Nearly two-million pounds of beef products were recalled recently by Wolverine Packaging due to concerns of E. coli contamination. The public was told originally that the beef was sold to restaurant distributors, but now officials say some of the beef was sold at Gordon Food Service stores. The Grand Rapids-based retailer has stores in nine states including here in Indiana. Check your freezers. The contaminated beef was produced between March 31 and April 18 and has a packaging code of EST 2574B. So far, eleven people have been sickened by the beef nationwide.
For some tips from the USDA on how to properly handle and cook ground beef this holiday weekend and beyond, click HERE.
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