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FDA Recall: Bi-Lo Supermarket Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

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Class II Recall


Health Risk: Low

May 1, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs

Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 – Bi-Lo Supermarket #5406, a Rossville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 11-22 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with pieces from a small plastic pop-up timer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ground beef item was produced on April 23, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 1-2 lb. packages of “Bi-Lo Market Style Ground Beef.”

The products subject to recall have a sell by date of 4/25/15. These items were sold from one retail location to consumers from Georgia and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered by the company. The company notified FDA of the issue and FDA notified FSIS on May 1, 2015.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions or oral injury associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the consumer call center, at (866) 946-6349. Media with questions about the recall can contact Brian Wright, at [email protected] or (904) 370-6029.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:



USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


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