28,000 pounds of ground beef recalled in 7 states over E.coli scare

Ground beef sold at Kroger and other grocery stores has tested positive for contamination with E. coli O157:H7, leading to a mass recall.


A statement released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday, January 6, confirmed that ground beef sold by Kroger, Vinco, Walmart and Albertsons is being recalled.

The recalled ground beef products have the establishment number “EST. 965” inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed next to the time stamp and by date of use or freeze.


A statement issued by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) confirmed that these items were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The bacteria E. coli is capable of causing hemorrhagic diarrhea and kidney failure, especially in children under the age of five, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.


Although most people recover within a week, some people develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). It is easily recognized by bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

People with HUS are more likely to be hospitalized because the condition can lead to other serious and ongoing problems such as high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, brain damage, and neurological problems.

The Department of Food Safety has warned people to be cautious, as potentially harmful products may already be in circulation.


The agency wrote: “FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or Must be returned at the place of purchase.”

A Kroger spokesperson told Consumer Reports: “Food safety is our top priority,” adding that the retailer has launched an investigation and contacted the supplier.

The FSIS advises people to prepare their raw meat products safely and only eat beef cooked to 160F (71C).


The only way to confirm ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is with a food thermometer measuring the internal temperature.

newsweek Have contacted USDA, Kroger, Albertsons and Walmart for updates.

Beef Products Recalled

Vinco, Fresh Ground Beef Sirloin 90%
Lean – 10% fat, 16 oz. (1 lb) chub, 18:37 to 18:48 l3, 1/11/2022

Wal-Mart, All Natural Ground Beef
90% Lean 10% Fat, 16 oz. (1 lb) chub, 18:49 to 19:18 l3, 1/11/2022

Vinco, fresh ground beef 93% lean – 7%
fat, 16 oz. (1 lb) chub, 19:19 to 21:14 l3,
1/11/22 . use/freeze

Kroger, Kroger Ground Beef 93%
lean 7% fat, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 19:19 to 21:14 L3, use/freeze until 1/11/22

Albertsons, Signature Farms Ground Beef
93% lean/7% fat, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 19:19 to 21:14 L3, use/freeze until 1/11/22

Wal-Mart, All Natural Lean Ground Beef
93% lean 7% fat, 16 oz. (1 lb) chub, 21:15 to 22:42 l3, 1/11/2022

Walmart, All Natural Ground Beef 93% Lean 7% Fat
48 oz. (3 lb) chub, 18:15 to 21:18 L1, 1/11/2022

Win-Co, Fresh Ground Beef 93%
Lean – 7% fat, 48 oz. (3 lb) chub, 18:15 to 21:18 L1, 1/11/2022

Kroger, Ground Beef 93% Lean 7%
fat, 48 oz. (3 lb) chub, 18:15 to 21:18 L1, 1/11/2022

Albertsons, Signature Farms Ground Beef
93% lean 7% fat, 48 oz. (3 lb) chub, 18:15 to 21:18 L1, 1/11/2022

Wal-Mart, All Natural Ground Beef
93% lean 7% fat, 48 oz. (3 lb) chub, 21:00 to 22:19 l2, 1/11/2022

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture has announced a recall of thousands of pounds of ground beef.
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