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Tainted ground beef was sold at GFS Marketplace

Posted May 23rd, 2014 @ 7:35am

(Cleveland) – Officials now say contaminated ground beef from a Detroit packaging business was sold to the public at GFS Marketplace stores.

Nearly 2,000,000 pounds of beef products were recalled by Wolverine Packaging due to concerns of e.Coli contamination. The beef was sold to restaurant distributors but now the U.S. Department of Agriculture says some of the beef was sold at Gordon Food Service stores.

The retailer has stores in nine states, including Ohio.  There are GFS Marketplace stores in Cleveland, Brooklyn, Strongsville, South Euclid, North Olmsted, Copley, Medina, Sheffield, Tallmadge, Mentor and Canton.

The contaminated beef was produced between March 31st and April 18th and has a packaging code of EST 2574b. Eleven people have been sickened by the beef nationwide.

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