CINCINNATI (June 26) - Grocer Kroger Co. said Thursday it is voluntarily recalling all ground beef products sold between May 21 and June 8 at its stores in Michigan and in central and northern Ohio.
Kroger said it has been notified by state and federal health authorities that E. coli illnesses reported in Michigan and in the Columbus and Toledo areas in Ohio have been linked to ground beef products sold in some Kroger stores in those areas.
Kroger said customers can return any ground beef with sell-by dates of May 21 to June 8 to stores for a full refund or replacement.
The company said none of the ground beef is currently available for purchase.
Kroger said it is working to identify the supplier of the specific ground beef that could have caused the illnesses.
The company added its stores in those areas have placed signs in the meat department to notify customers.