Buy meat at Hannaford? Check your freezer for recalled beef

On Sunday, the USDA announced the recall of 29,339 pounds of ground beef sold to supermarkets by Pennsylvania meat packer Cargill. The meat may have been contaminated with Salmonella, and has been traced to an outbreak of gastroenteritis that sickened 33 people in 7 states in June.

The beef, packed by Cargill on May 25, was sold in 14-pound wholesale packages to Hannaford stores in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont. Hannaford stores then repackaged it into consumer-sized packages.

The use-by date on the meat has passed, but the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service warns that people who bought the recalled beef may still have some in their freezers.

From USA Today:

Hannaford's says consumers should check their ground beef for "use or sell by" dates between May 29 and June 16. Refunds will be offered for ground beef that is returned.

Food Safety News has an item on the recall, and notes several other Cargill recalls in the last few years.