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THURSDAY UPDATE: A new list was released Thursday night. The list was first released Sunday, updated Monday, Tuesday evening, Wednesday night, Thursday afternoon and night. The updates released Monday were added to this story Sunday night and Monday. The Tuesday updates were added Tuesday. The Wednesday updates were added Wednesday night. This reflects Thursday’s second update.
Some of the nation’s major grocery-selling chains were on the USDA list of retail stores that likely received the 132,606 pounds of beef recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions Thursday.
Cargill recalled the beef products because it was “made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with” E. coli O26, the recall notice said. That’s after 18 E. coli illnesses -- 15 of which were in Florida, including a death -- from the same kind of E. coli O26 that was traced to Cargill meat recalled by Publix in August.
All the beef products were made in June and should exist only in consumer’s freezers.
Each time the USDA puts out the retail list for a recall, it does so with much couching: “The Food Safety Inspection Service has reason to believe” these stores received the recalled product, but the list “might not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that actually did not receive the recalled product.”
Couching done, here’s the list of stores:
▪ Target — All stores nationwide.
▪ Meijer — Stores in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin
▪ FoodMaxx — All stores in California.
▪ Pak N Save — All stores in California.
▪ Vons— All stores in California.
▪ Aldi — Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin and 2520 Third Ave. North, Escanaba, Michigan.
▪ Safeway/Albertson’s — Stores in Colorado, California, Hawaii and 230 Morehead St., Chadron, Nebraska; 611 N. Spruce Ogallala, Nebraska; 601 Broadway, Scottsbluff, Nebraska; 1944 Illinois St., Sidney, Nebraska; 415 N. Main St., Aztec, New Mexico; 3540 E. Main St. and 730 W. Main St., Farmington, New Mexico; 2120 Mount Rushmore Rd. and 730 Mountain View Rd., Rapid City, South Dakota; 1606 North Ave., Spearfish, South Dakota; 700 S. Greeley Hwy., Cheyenne, Wyoming; 1900 East Richards, Douglas, Wyoming; 554 N. Third St., Laramie, Wyoming; 1307 16th St., Wheatland, Wyoming.
▪ Sam’s Club — Stores in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, 1063 E. Circle Rd., Lexington, Kentucky; 103 Bryant Dr., Nicholasville, Kentucky; 4949 Houston Rd., Florence, Kentucky; 200 N. Beltline Dr., Florence, South Carolina; 1946 10th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 2474 Cross Pointe Dr., Rock Hill, South Carolina; 3060 Franklin Terrance Dr., Johnson City, Tennessee; 1100 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, West Virginia; 1220 N. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley, West Virginia; 200 Emily Dr., Clarksburg, West Virginia; and 2500 Mountaineer Blvd., South Charleston, West Virginia.
▪ Central Meat & Provision Co. — 1603 National Ave., San Diego.
▪ Canal Fulton Provision — 2014 Locust St., Canal Fulton, Ohio.
▪ Carniceria La Paloma — 641 Thorpe Rd., Las Cruces, New Mexico
▪ Food 4 Less — 2800 E. 32nd St., Jolin, Missouri, and 313 E. Battlefield St., Springfield, Missouri.
▪ Foothills IGA Market — 70 Foothills Parkway, Marble Hill, Georgia.
▪ Graytone — 21565 North Rd., Eckert, Colorado.
▪ Jeb’s Market — 15668 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, Virginia.
▪ Martin’s Supermarket — 2121 S. Cleveland Ave., St. Joseph, Michigan, and 5637 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, Michigan.
▪ Piggly Wiggly — 3101 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Virginia, and 10 Spring St., Charleston, West Virginia.
▪ Village Market — 100 Monroe St., Allegan, Michigan, and 108 E. Delaware St., Decatur, Michigan.
▪ Save Mart — 9999 Niblick Dr., Roseville, California. The USDA still has this Save Mart on its retail list, though a Save Mart spokesperson e-mailed The Miami Herald Monday to say none of their Save Mart stores received the Cargill beef, but advised its FoodMaxx customers to toss out the 73 percent lean beef bought between June 27 and July 11.