More than a week after JBS Swift initiated a nationwide recall of E. coli-tainted meat, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and JBS Swift have taken the necessary steps of alerting consumers as to which retail outlets received the beef. After an initial recall of 41,280 pounds on June 24, JBS Swift expanded the recall to include an additional 380,000 pounds on June 28. Now the entire April 21 production run of beef primal from the JBS Swift Greeley, Colorado plant is being recalled. The retail outlets listed by FSIS and JBS Swift are:

  • Price Chopper stores
  • Hannaford stores in ME, NH, VT, MA, and NY
  • Stop & Shop stores in ME, MA, RI, CT, NH, northern KY, Southeastern IN, western TN, and AR
  • Kroger stores in MS and IL
  • Food 4 Less stores in the Chicago area
  • Fry’s stores in AZ
  • Smith’s stores in AZ, UT, and other Western states
  • Costco

The CDC announced on July 1 that 23 people in 9 states had been infected with the genetic fingerprint of E. coli O157:H7 associated with the outbreak. Twelve people were hospitalized and two suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that can lead to kidney failure. Illnesses have been reported in the following states: California (4), Maine (1), Michigan (6), Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (2), New Mexico (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (6).

Consumers need to know that the meat they have in their homes may be contaminated with a deadly pathogen. Following is a list to date of individual store recalls that came out before the FSIS/JBS Swift release. Our hope is that you will help us spread the word.

Additional Consumer Resources: List of Recalled JBS Swift Beef Products (PDF), Downloadable Family Health Guide on E. coli (PDF)