(Closed) Beef Recall

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: We should
    Just cook it really well : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Toss it : (20 votes)
    44 %
    Try to return it for something : (17 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 4
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do you have a link to the recall? They say always keep the stickers with the foods but I dont. Most of our meat is bought from local stock so I guess I dont worry about it as much.

    Post # 5
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m planning to just cook it really well and hope for the best.  I always buy the massive family packs and divide it up into smaller portions, and only mark it with the date that I stuck it in the freezer, so quite honestly, I’d have no idea if any of it is affected.  We typically buy it from Save-On though, which last recall commercial I heard wasn’t included, but that may have changed.

    but I’m interested to see what others say.

    Post # 7
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @AB Bride:  yeah, I just went to double check that it hadn’t been added, and it seems like Save-on/overwaitea/pricesmart are still not included.  Soooo… fingers crossed that it stays that way since we’ve been eating it.  No ill effects so far though!

    Post # 8
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Last I heard they have been saying ‘if in doubt, toss it out’ but also no reported illnesses in connection with the recalled meats. But if you’re concerned and unsure, just toss it. Luckily it’s just ground beef and not the tenderloins!!

    Post # 9
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Glad I am vegan, my Fiance is not however and loves his ground beef… 

    Post # 10
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am not in Canada, but I can’t imagine tossing out ground beef.  I’d probably cry!  Hahaha.  Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t do it.  It’s so expensive here in the States.  Over $3 a lb.  FI and I had to wait and stalk out the ground beef on sale yesterday at the store.  It was so sad.  Haha.  Is it just as expensive there or is that a norm for you guys?  Super curious!

    I’m like most of you though.  FI and I will go to Costco and buy the 6.5lb ground beef for $20 and divide it.  It usually lasts all month or maybe longer depending on what meals we want to cook.  

    Post # 11
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    What is more important to you? Losing a bit of money or your health?

    Post # 12
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @AB Bride:  I’d try to take it back before I just tossed it.  Given the size of the recall, you might be surprised.

    We ended up taking frozen ground beef that we had portioned out back to Costco.  Admittedly, we didn’t have a receipt, but because of the membership, they track what you buy.  My Darling Husband said that it was really easy to just get cash for the meat.

    I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant, so we really didn’t want to take the risk.  I’d honestly toss the meat if you can’t get cash or store credit.

    Post # 14
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Have you seen food inc.? I would never eat it, if it’s ecoli 0157 you could really be hurt. People die. Not worth a little $$ in my opinion.

    Post # 15
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I don’t know if you’ll be able to get money back since you opened the package. We eat ground turkey (generally healthier for us, and cheaper) so we don’t really need to worry about that. 🙂

    Post # 16
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @happyface:  because we never see recalls on fruits, salad, or other non-meat items that don’t have the benefit of being cooked to a high temperature first Wink



    @AB Bride:  You could try to take it back to the store, but without the original packaging, you probably won’t have much luck.

    And this is why it’s always important to cook your food to the proper temperatures – recalls that come out weeks or months later don’t really help the people who ate it right away. I pretty much treat all our meat like it could potentially be contaminated and just make sure to handle it properly – heat it well and be sure to throroughly clean any surfaces it comes in contact with!

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