Publix Ground Beef Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Publix Ground Beef Recall [US]Publix Super Markets Inc., a Lakeland, Florida establishment, recalls undetermined amount of Ground Beef products made from Chuck due to suspected Escherichia coli O26 (“E.coli”) contamination and consequential risk of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.


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The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Ground Beef products are subject to this recall:

  • Bacon & Cheddar Burgers
  • Bacon & Cheddar Meatballs
  • Bacon & Cheddar Sliders
  • Bacon & Fried Onion Burgers
  • Bacon & Fried Onion Meatballs
  • Bacon & Fried Onion Sliders
  • Badia Seasoned Ground Chuck Burgers
  • Blue Cheese Burgers
  • Blue Cheese Meatballs
  • Blue Cheese Sliders
  • Ground Chucks
  • Ground Chuck Burgers
  • Ground Chuck for Chili
  • Ground Chuck for Meat Loaf
  • Ground Chuck Sliders
  • Jalapeno & Cheddar Sliders
  • Jalapeno And Cheddar Burgers
  • Jalapeno And Cheddar Meatballs
  • Meatloaf Grillers
  • Mesquite Seasoned Ground Chuck Burgers
  • Montreal Seasoned Chuck Burgers
  • Seasoned Meatloaf (Oven Ready)
  • Spanish Meatballs
  • Steakhouse Seasoned Ground Chuck Burgers
  • Stuffed Peppers (Oven Ready)
  • Stuffed Pimento Cheese Burgers
  • Swiss & Mushroom Burgers
  • Swiss & Mushroom Meatballs
  • Swiss & Mushroom Sliders

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the USDA, on Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground chuck was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 18 case-patients, predominantly from Florida, with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018.

Traceback information indicated that case-patients consumed Ground Chuck Products purchased at various Publix Super Markets that was supplied by a yet-to-be determined source. As this investigation further develops, FSIS will continue to work with the supermarket, suppliers and public health partners, and will provide updated information should it become available.

==> For information about E. Coli Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Ground Beef, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Ground Beef, please search for “beef” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Publix Super Market’s Customer Care Department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit the company’s Web site at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Escherichia coli (“E.coli”) contamination, please search for “”E.coli”)” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Publix Super Markets Inc., please search for “Publix” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-072-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 10578-2018
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