Health officials say retailers statewide may have received beef included in multimillion-pound recall.
Editor’s note: This story was updated March 9 to reflect an expanded recall list and statements from several retailers.
ANCHORAGE – More than two dozen Alaska grocery stores may have recieved beef products processed from diseased animals, federal health officials said.
In February, the California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef: A statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the meat was processed from “diseased and unsound animals … without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.”
While the initial recall listed six states, it has since expanded to include more than 170 retailers in several dozen states. The USDA lists the recall as Class I, which involves “a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
In Alaska, the department said 33 retailers from the southeast to the North Slope may have received contaminated beef products.
- Bus Stop Shop, 700 W. 6th Ave., Anchorage
- Cozy Market, 6020 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage
- Diamond Liquor., 1901 W. Dimond Blvd., Anchorage
- In & Out Liquor, 3601 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage
- Mom & Pops Grocery., 3612 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage
- Mom and Pops, 6307 E. Debarr Rd., Anchorage
- Value Liquor, 11580 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage
- Value Liquor, 601 Dimond Blvd., Anchorage
- Value Liquor, 7141 Jewel Lake Rd., Anchorage
- Wine House, 8841 Jewel Lake Rd., Anchorage
- Y2K Liqour Store, 6020 Old Seward Hwy., Anchorage
- Mountain View Red Apple
- Angoon Trading Company
- Swanson’s In Bethel
- Big Lake Super Store
- Shoppers Cache, 19223 Old Glenn Hwy., Chugiak
- N&N Market In Dillingham
- Gold Hill Express, 3040 Parks Hwy., Fairbanks
- Gold Hill Imported Beer and Wine, 3040 Parks Hwy., Fairbanks
- Gold Star Liquor, 1855 Von Horn Rd., Fairbanks
- Hot Springs Gas
- Fox General Store
- Olerud’s Market Center
- Hoonah Trading Co
- Super Bear Supermarkets
- Lighthouse Grocery
- Coast Guard, building 26, Kodiak
- Nome Trading Company
- Badger Gas
- McPeaks Badger Store
- Thorne Bay Grocery
- Knik Super Store
So far, federal officials said, there have been no reports of sickness associated with the recalled beef. A representative for Angoon Trading Co. said the store promptly pulled all affected products when it first learned of the recall in February. Russ Lindsay, whose Omni Enterprises operates both Swanson’s in Bethel and the N&N Market in Dillingham, said the company received verbal assurance that its wholesaler complied with the original February recall.