Whole Foods Beef Recall

August 9, 2008 at 8:28 am

 

From Nidhi Sharma – AHN News Writer

Omaha, NE (AHN) – Whole Foods Market has announced a voluntary beef recall Friday because of concerns the meat might be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The beef was sold between June 2 and Aug. 6 and was processed at Nebraska Beef plant, said a company spokesperson.

Health authorities have confirmed seven cases of E. coli infection linked to ground beef, all involving people who bought beef from Whole Foods. Five of those people have been hospitalized.

In a statement on its Web site, Whole Foods says the beef apparently came from Coleman Natural Beef, whose Nebraska Beef plant was previously linked to a national recall. The recalled beef might have been sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Nebraska. Neither Coleman Natural Beef or Nebraska Beef are owned or operated by Whole Foods Market.

Illnesses from the meat have been reported by people in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The company said the recall covers 25 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Canada.

The states where beef is recalled include Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C., Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Canada.

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