Around this time last year, the price per pound for ground beef stood at $3.88. Just two months ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics increased the price to $4.13. Now, it’s topping five dollars at local meat markets.
The Costco store in Coon Rapids has recalled a batch of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.
A local Costco is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef due to the possibility that it could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.
Minnetonka-based Cargill Corporation has recalled ground beef linked to illnesses from a rare strain of E. coli.