Hannaford announces a voluntary ground beef recall. Any
ground beef with a "sell-by" date of December 17 or earlier should be returned.
In connection with a USDA and Centers for Disease Control food safety investigation, Hannaford Supermarkets is voluntarily recalling ground beef and advising consumers to check for any ground beef purchased at its stores.
The ground beef products may be contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium strain. According to reports, ten people have become ill, all whom have indicated that they purchased ground beef between October 12 and November 20.
Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of Salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 6 to 72 hours. The Salmonella typhimurium strain is resistant to several commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Customers who have questions are encouraged to call the Hannaford Customer Information Center, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - 800-213-9040, option 6.
Specific products in scope of this recall are any size package of the following:
73% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef
75% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef
80% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef
85% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef
90% Hannaford Regular Ground Beef
80% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef
85% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef
90% Taste of Inspirations Angus Ground Beef
85% Nature's Place Ground Beef
90% Nature's Place Ground Beef
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 179 stores and employs more than 26,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.