Wolverine Packing Company, a Detroit, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014, and April 18, 2014.
The FSIS named five retailers that may have received the tainted products. Those include Gordon Food Service Marketplace stores in Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Other stores that may have received the contaminated meat are Surf N Turf Market in Sebring, Fla.; Giorgio’s Italian Delicatessen in Stuart, Fla.; M Sixty Six General Store in Orleans, Mich.; and Buchtel Food Mart in Buchtel, Ohio.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and will have a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14” between “03/31/14” and “04/18/14.” These products were shipped to distributors for restaurant and retail use nationwide. There was no distribution of the products to the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch Program or catalog/Internet sales.