Kroger says beef at its Michigan stores is safe

Canadian company XL Foods recalling beef products for E. coli

Published On: Oct 02 2012 02:39:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2012 03:19:01 PM EDT

Kroger Co. says its Michigan stores are not affected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s current ground beef recall by the Canadian meat packing company XL Foods, Inc. for E. coli.

“The Kroger ground beef products sold in our stores in Michigan are not included in this recall,” said Dale Hollandsworth, Kroger customer communications manager. “If a recall were to occur, Kroger would initiate our customer recall notification system to alert all customers who may have purchased recalled product.”

According to the FSIS, the products subject to the Canadian recall were distributed to U.S. establishments in the following states: California, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin at retailers including Food4Less FoodsCo., Kroger, Safeway and Jay C. These products may have been further processed into various products, such as ground beef, ground beef patties, beef jerky and pastrami. FSIS is taking every precaution to make sure that potentially affected product has been removed from commerce.

Consumers with food safety question are encouraged to contact "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 am to 4 pm ET Monday through Friday. 

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A full product list of recalled items and affected areas is available on our website and is organized by name and UPC code.