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Hannaford Supermarkets Recalls Ground Beef

Hannaford Supermarkets across New England are recalling the 85 percent lean ground beef packages, produced by Cargill Beef, for possible salmonella contamination.

Hannaford is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef in New England for fear of salmonella contamination.

The supermarket chain, based in Maine, announced the recall by Cargill Beef Monday. The recall applies to the 85 percent lean ground beef product, with a "use or sell by" date between May 29 and June 16.

Refunds will be offered for ground beef that is returned. on East Main Street. There is also a store in Uxbridge.

The beef was produced at the Cargill Beef plant in Wyalusing, PA on May 25, and repackaged for sale at Hannaford Supermarkets, according to USA Today.

For more information, check the U.S. Department of Agriculture recall website.

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alaina balch July 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Actually Cargill is recalling the beef, not Hannaford!
MilfordMomof3 July 23, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Isn't this the second time this year they have recalled their meat? And who has meat still from May that they could return?
Mary MacDonald (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Yes, both of you are correct. The beef would be sold at Hannaford's, however, so the returned beef should be taken there. And yes, there was a recall in December 2011. The concern here is that people have it in their freezers. The link to the U.S. agriculture site says 33 people were sickened and two hospitalized.
MilfordsAce July 23, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Milford Hannaford specifically did not carry any meat affected by this recall. However, Hannaford will gladly refund any and all ground beef that customers wish to get their money back on.
Sharon Farnsworth July 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Well this is ridiculous, telling us two months later. Was it frozen patties or fresh ground ? The middle of Hannaford's packaged hamburg is always gray so who knows what we are getting, old mixed with new. Where is the quality control, and respect for the consumer ? No wonder cancer rates are so high. The meat industry is only interested in $$. Slime anyone?

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