St. Louis, September 24, 2012 – In conjunction with the recently expanded recall of ground beef products imported to the U.S. from Canada by XL Foods, Inc. due to possible E. coli contamination, Interstate Meat Distributors has informed Save-A-Lot that certain products distributed to Save-A-Lot stores in Washington and Oregon contain beef that is subject to the expanded recall.
Save-A-Lot is asking customers in these states who may have purchased ground beef at Save-A-Lot stores to check their freezers for impacted products, and to discard any affected products. No other Save-A-Lot stores are impacted by the current recall.
The following product sold from the fresh meat case in Save-A-Lot stores in Washington and Oregon is impacted by the recall:
Additionally, the following pre-packaged products are subject to the recall:
Affected products are no longer available for sale in any Save-A-Lot stores, and no illnesses linked to these products have been reported. Save-A-Lot customers with questions about this issue should call Save-A-Lot Customer Care at 888-725-4537.
More information regarding the USDA investigation of this issue is available via the following link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_092012_01/index.asp. Consumers with additional food safety questions can also contact the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.