Florida Publix and Winn-Dixie stores recall E. coli contaminated ground beef

See the list of affected products here.

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"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of illness."

Both supermarkets are offering a full refund to customers for any of the affected beef products.

The US Departmnet of Agriculture has also said that there have been no illnesses reported yet concerning the contaminated beef produced by National Beef Co.

Though fatal, the E. coli bacteria can be killed if the contaminated food is cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.

Affected packages: ground chuck with the UPC code of 20170000000, family packs with the code 29127700000, patties with the code 20170100000, and patties family pack with the code 29128200000.

See the list of recalled items here.

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Today, Publix and Winn-Dixie supermarkets announced their recall of ground beef due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Both store chains have pulled some 60,000 pounds of ground beef from their shelves over the weekend after learning of the contamination found in beef from their supplier, National Beef Co., at their plant in Dodge City, Kansas.

Publix reports that the recalled beef products were sold under the name "National Beef" and had production dates of July 23rd and 25th. They also reported to having used it in their stores to make meatballs, beef patties and a number of other items (see below for more information). Winn-Dixie reports that it sold the beef under its own store brand as well, labeled as "Winn-Dixie Ground Chuck."

Publix sent out a press release today stating that only the following Florida counties are affected by this recall: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Leon, Suwannee, Columbia, Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Clay, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval and Nassau.

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