USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service just released the list of retail establishments that may have received E. coli contaminated bologna that has been recalled by Palmyra Bologna Company. The bad bologna, which has caused at least 14 confirmed illnesses in Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, was distributed to the following stores and states:
- Walmart: some locations in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (New Jersey): 1910 Deptford Center Road (Deptford NJ), and 152 Route 73 (Voorhees, NJ)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (North Carolina): 2370 Walnut St., Cary, NC
- BJ’s Wholesale Club (PA): 1785 Airport Road, South, Allentown, PA
With illnesses also in Ohio, this does not look like a complete list of retail locations to which Palmyra sent recalled product. Notably, Palmyra has been stung before by an inadequate recordkeeping in the context of a recall. In 1995, Palmyra had to recall virtually all of its product (not just the likely contaminated lots) after it learned that the bologna was the cause of a large salmonella outbreak.