NASHVILLE — Harveys supermarkets are asking customers who purchased ground beef with sell-by dates between Nov. 1-15 to return the packages for a full refund.
According to a press release issued Sunday, the Harveys chain, which has a store in Pembroke, was notified by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. that it received one case of fresh ground beef product that is part of Tyson Fresh Meats’ national product recall.
In an abundance of caution, Harveys is recalling all fresh, in-store ground beef with sell-by dates of Nov. 1-15. Customers should check their freezers for any ground beef with these dates and return the product to Harveys stores for a full refund.
The recall affects the following fresh, in-store ground beef products sold at Harveys: ground beef; ground chuck extra lean; ground round; ground sirloin; chopped sirloin; 95 percent diet lean; ground beef patties market style; and ground chuck patties market style.
According to the Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., the ground beef products are being recalled because of a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. Tyson has indicated it has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
Customers who have questions are encouraged to visit their local Harveys store or call the Harveys Customer Information Center at 1-866-652-6090 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Harveys reminds customers to wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and cook the ground beef to a safe internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent foodborne illnesses.