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Publix Recalls Ground Beef Sold in 24 Florida Counties

Labor Day weekend is the third most popular time of the year for Americans grill owners to barbecue, according to Statista, with 58 percent.

However, if you are thinking about grilling up meats this holiday weekend weekend, watch out – there is a ground chuck recall.

Publix recalled ground chuck products due to possible e. Coli contamination. The grocery chain said that contaminated meat was shipped to 24 Florida counties including Charlotte, Collier, and Lee County.

The other counties include the following:

  • Brevard
  • Citrus
  • Desoto
  • Flagler
  • Hernando
  • Highlands
  • Hillsborough
  • Indian River
  • Lake
  • Manatee
  • Marion
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole
  • St. Lucie
  • Sumter
  • Volusia

The ground chuck was bought by shoppers from June 25 through July 31. These are the list of products that were affected:

  • Bacon & cheddar burgers
  • Bacon & cheddar meatballs
  • Bacon & cheddar slider
  • Bacon & fried onion burger
  • Bacon & fried onion meatball
  • Bacon & fried onion slider
  • Badia seasoned ground chuck burger
  • Blue cheese burgers
  • Blue cheese meatballs
  • Blue cheese slider
  • Ground chuck
  • Ground chuck burgers
  • Ground chuck for chili
  • Ground chuck for meatloaf
  • Ground chuck slider
  • Jalapeno & cheddar slider
  • Jalapeno and cheddar burger
  • Jalapeno and cheddar meatballs
  • Meatloaf grillers
  • Mesquite seasoned ground chuck burger
  • Montreal seasoned chuck burger
  • Seasoned meatloaf (oven ready)
  • Spanish meatballs
  • Steakhouse seasoned ground chuck burger
  • Stuffed peppers (oven ready)
  • Stuffed pimento cheeseburger
  • Swiss & mushroom burger
  • Swiss & mushroom meatball
  • Swiss & mushroom slide

The US Department of Agriculture’s food and safety inspection service says 18 people became sick after eating the meat from that six-week span.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some product may be frozen and in peoples freezers. If you have purchased these any of these meats, FSIS is urging people not to eat them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place they were purchased.