Ground Beef Sold at Aldi Stores in Illinois Linked to E. Coli Outbreak
If you shop at Aldi, be aware of an E. Coli outbreak. They say there are some things you just don't buy at Aldi and it looks like right now, ground beef isn't something you want to buy. Aldi is recalling ground beef sold in Illinois and other states due to possible E. coli contamination through a Colorado beef processing facility.
The Chicago Tribune reports The meat, which has a use or freeze by date of July 10, was sold by Aldi as 80 percent lean fresh ground beef in 2-pound packages and four-count, one-third pound patties. The product includes the stamp “EST.85M” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection mark, the company said.
Aldi, whose U.S. headquarters are in Batavia, sold the affected product at stores in 11 states, including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. It also was sold to Aldi customers in the Chicago area through a partnership with grocery delivery service Instacart, the company said.
The beef was produced at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo., which issued a national recall Wednesday of 132,600 pounds of ground chuck after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17.