Price Chopper recalls limited amount of beef due to E. coli risk

Price Chopper is recalling selected varieties of store brand beef that may be contaminated with E. c
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Price Chopper is recalling selected varieties of store brand beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the company said Thursday.

The recall includes store-brand ground beef and beef loin bottom sirloin steaks sold between May 7 and May 16 at the Rotterdam-based supermarket chain’s stores in Niskayuna, Amsterdam, Malta, Chatham, Gloversville and East Greenbush.

Price Chopper spokeswoman Mona Golub said Friday the company was notified of the possible contamination Thursday by its supplier, J.B. Swift Beef Company in Greeley, Colo. Only 60 cases of meat were involved, she said.

“It may well have only touched a handful of stores,” she said, but a recall was a necessary precaution.

She said there have been no reports of anyone becoming ill from the recalled products.

Many customers who bought the recalled products have already been notified, Golub said, by a system that communicates directly through Price Chopper AdvantEdge Cards, which keep track of customer’s purchases.

Although the card has a 97 percent penetration rate among the chain’s Capital Region customers, she said, there is a possibility that a customer might have purchased one of the recalled products without scanning the card.

Anyone who bought the recalled beef should return it to the store and ask for a refund, she said.

To contact Price Chopper, call 800-666-7667 and select option 3. The recall line is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a full list of recalled products and store locations, visit www.pricechopper.com.

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