Whole Foods has issued a voluntary multi-state recall of fresh ground beef that it sold between June 2 and August 6, 2008. They are concerned that the beef may be contaminated with E. coli. Bring your receipt in to get a full refund if you have purchased any beef from Whole Foods during that time. I certainly have, and will be heading over there later today.
The concern was initially limited to beef sold in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, but the recall has recently been extended to the following states:
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C., Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Canada.
Whole Foods is one of the most popular stores on Shoeboxed, so we wanted to let you all know of what was going on. I hope no one got sick.
To claim your refund, take your receipt (no need to bring the beef) to any Whole Foods store.