Warning 2 Y’s: Memorial Day Beef

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A Warning 2 Y’s: Y your Memorial Day beef might get you more than you bargained for…

Just this past week, in perfect timing with the Memorial Day holiday, which officially kicks off Summer celebrations, the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef. The recall has linked the beef products to possible E. Coli contamination, which has already made Americans sick across four states, including upwards of 11 illnesses and 3 known hospitalizations.

The meat was traced to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co. which distributes meat to restaurants and grocery stores across the country. The original recall notice stated the meat was shipped to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio… but the USDA has now expanded the recall to many supermarkets across out nation, on the grounds of cross contamination.

These are just some of the stores, which have been issued to remove potentially tainted beef from their shelves:

— Gordon Food Service Marketplace Stores (in Fla., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mich., Ohio, Penn., Tenn. and Wis.)
— Surf N Turf Market, 6408 US Highway27 S, Sebring, Fla.
— Giorgio’s Italian Deli, 132 SW Monterey Rd., Stuart, Fla.
— Blairsville Seafood Market, 121-A Murphy Highway, Blairsville, Ga.
— M Sixty Six General Store, 5900 N. State Rd., Orleans, Mich.
— Bronson’s Super Valu, 201 West Main, Beulah, N.D.
— Jason’s Super Foods, 324 Main St., New Town, N.D.
— Buchtel Food Mart, 5220 SR 78, Buchtel, Ohio
— Quick Stop, 1107 Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, Tenn.
— Virginia Market, 540 Loyston Rd., Maynardville, Tenn.
— Barger Foods, 2616 Eugenia Ave., Nashville, Tenn.
— Virginia Heights Travel Store, 1009 N 4th St., Wytheville, Va.

Might be Y-ise to spring for some chicken this Summer!