Ground Beef Sold at Walmart and Other Retailers Recalled for Possible E. Coli Contamination

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By Cooking Panda

Where’s the beef? Hopefully not in your fridge! Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalled roughly 43,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Saturday.

Produced on June 1, 2020, the beef includes organic and standard meat sold under the Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms brands, according to Consumer Reports.

Nationwide retailers, including Walmart, already received the shipment of potentially contaminated beef.

The list of recalled beef products:

  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-fed Ground Beef” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-fed Ground Beef Patties” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28.
  • 3-lb. vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-fed Ground Beef 93% Lean / 7% Fat” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% Fat” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.
  • 4-lb. tray packages containing 10 ¼ lb. pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-fed Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean / 20% Fat” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% Fat” and a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% Lean / 24% Fat” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, but still take precautions. If you purchased the recalled beef, do not eat it. Throw it out or return it to the store for a refund ASAP.

Also, anyone concerned about getting sick from contaminated beef should contact a healthcare provider immediately since E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium.

According to Today, Walmart “immediately began the process of alerting our stores and distribution centers to remove the affected product from our store shelves and inventory, including a sales restriction.”

If you have any questions about this recall, contact the Lakeside Processing Center Call Center at (856) 832-3881.

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