Fairbanks Farms, a large national retail supplier of ground beef patties and retail packaged meat products, has recalled certain lots of its packaged beef patties due to fear of E. coli contamination.
Fairbanks announced the recall of the beef patties in the New England distribution area on Wednesday. The patties might have been purchased by consumers between 7am and 11am in Shaw’s Supermarkets across New England under the store’s brand name label.
Most of the tainted meat supply was halted at Fairbanks storage warehouses before shipment to Shaw’s Supermarkets, but some product did reach stores. Consumers are advised to throw out any Shaw’s Supermarket meat purchased yesterday morning.
According to reports, Shaw’s Supermarkets in Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts received shipments of the affected beef patties, and the affected product was coded on the nutrition information label with a time stamp between 17:05 and 17:25.
E . Coli is a very serious gastrointestinal illness and can be fatal in young children, the elderly, and the immunosuppressed.
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