Recall of Smelly Beef Expands to Include Winn Dixie Patties Sold in Five States

ground beef - Winn DixieOne Great Burger expanded its recall of possibly spoiled beef from earlier this week to include boxes of Winn Dixie beef patties sold at grocery stores in five states, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Elizabeth, N.J. meat company recalled 226,400 pounds of ground beef sent to prisons after complaints of bad smell and discoloration. The USDA said in its investigation of the beef recall it learned of more consumer complaints of discoloration and odors in the products.

So far, there have been no reports of consumers sickened from eating the beef, the agency said. The products were produced between April 2010 and May 2010 and sold at grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. While the beef patties have been off the store shelves since May 2010, the USDA said it's possible consumers may still have the patties in their freezers and should get rid of the beef.Included in the expanded recall is an undetermined amount of 4-pound boxes of Winn Dixie beef patty 100% Beef. Each box contained 16 quarter-pound frozen patties and bears the establishment number EST. 34575 in the USDA mark of inspection. The products have "sell by" dates of 01/01/11 through 02/27/11 printed on the bottom of each box, followed by the lot code 204110.

Along with the Winn Dixie beef, One Great Burger added another 21,400 pounds of beef packed in 20-pound boxes labeled "ONEGREAT HAMBURGERS" and item No. 02044. Those products were produced between January 2010 and May 2010 and have "packed on" dates between July 2010 to November 2010. These beef patties were distributed to institutions nationwide.

Consumers with recall questions about the Winn Dixie beef can call Hunter Robinson at (904) 783-5133. Call One Great Burger's director of technical services, John Haug, at (973) 477-9039.
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