Beef sold locally might have E. coli bacteria

lpemberton@theolympian.comAugust 2, 2013 

Bellingham-based Haggen is asking customers to check refrigerators and freezers for beef that is part of a nationwide recall of meat that could contain E. coli.

According to a news release, Haggen’s recall involves 97 percent lean ground beef sold under the NatureSource label produced July 18, with the use or freeze-by date of Aug. 7.

The beef was sold at TOP Food & Drug stores in Olympia, Woodinville and Grays Harbor, as well as Haggen Stores in Snohomish and Oregon City. There have been no reported illnesses related to the recall, according to the news release.

The action is part of a nationwide voluntary recall of about 50,000 pounds of ground beef from Kansas-based supplier National Beef Packing Co.

For more information on the recall, call 360-733-8720 or the National Beef Packing Co. at 800-449-2333.

lpemberton@theolympian.com

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