Recalled beef sold in Michigan stores

By Taylor Knox, Associate Producer
Published On: May 22 2014 04:07:40 AM EDT
Updated On: May 22 2014 09:13:34 AM EDT

1.8 million pounds of beef that was sent to restaurants is under recall because of E. coli contamination.

DETROIT -

There are new developments in the recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef announced just days ago.

The contaminated beef was sold in stores around Michigan including Gordon Food Service Marketplace.

Gordon Food Service Marketplace is based in Grand Rapids and has stores in nine states. 

The states include Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  

The contaminated beef consists of production dates between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014 with the code EST 2574B.

It was distributed to retailers and restaurants and is being removed from shelves.

The recall affected products from Wolverine Packing in Detroit over concerns about E. coli contamination. 

List: Product numbers that are recalled

Eleven people have become ill, five of them from Michigan.  

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Wolverine Packing Company at 262-563-5118 for details. Additional information can be found at nationalbeef.com.

Statement from Gordon Food Service:

GFS Marketplace stores stock one of the products that was included in the Wolverine Packaging Co. voluntary beef recall.  That product is a Fresh Premium Angus Beef Steakburger Patty, 10 count, 4lb package.  The recalled product was produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014.  The GFS Marketplace store reorder number is 841757.  

 Upon learning of the recall, GFS Marketplace implemented standard recall procedures, which includes urgent notification to the stores with instructions to dispose of all recalled product and to display a recall notice. Gordon Food Service also posted the recall notice it received from Wolverine Packaging Co. on gfs.com.

 GFS Marketplace offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on everything we sell. Any customer that purchased the Fresh Premium Angus Beef Steakburger affected by the Wolverine Packaging Co. voluntary recall should discard any remaining product immediately. Customers will be issued a full refund of their purchase by bringing either their sales receipt or the product packaging to their local GFS Marketplace store.

Statement from Wolverine Packing Co.:

At Wolverine Packing we continue to support the Food Safety Inspection service in its ongoing investigation into the voluntary recall of our product. As FSIS continues to diligently investigate this matter, we encourage anyone who has a concern to be sure to cook all ground beef to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and measure the temperature with a meat thermometer. Additionally, the recalled product is labeled with establishment number “EST. 2574B with a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14” between “03 31 14” and “04 18 14.”. Any product labeled with this establishment number and production date code should return the ground beef to the place of purchase for a refund.

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