ShopRite of Manchester Voluntarily Recalls Store-made Ground Meat

Manchester, NJ (October 8, 2014) -- The ShopRite of Manchester, located at 1001 Route 70 West in Manchester, NJ has initiated a voluntary recall of all store-made ground meat produced and sold on Friday, October 3, 2014.  The packages have a “sell by” date of October 3.

There is a possibility that these products may contain small metal pieces from the grinding process.  All varieties of ground meat processed in the store on October 3 are being recalled. No other meat products sold at ShopRite are affected by this recall.

“We are advising customers who purchased any of these products at the ShopRite of Manchester to return them for an immediate refund or replacement,” stated ShopRite spokesperson Karen Meleta. “Although this may not cause an immediate health risk if ingested, we wanted to alert the public so appropriate steps can be taken.”  No injuries related to the recall have been reported.

This is an isolated incident and affects only the ShopRite of Manchester. ShopRite requests that customers please check the labels of any ground meat products they may have purchased from this store.  Please return any affected products for a full refund or replacement.  Pre-packed ground meat products and ground meat sold in other ShopRite stores in the area are not affected by this recall.

ShopRite has reached out to its ShopRite Price Plus Club customers who have purchased this product to alert them to the recall via phone or email.  ShopRite urges its customers to keep their Price Plus Club information updated, so they can be contacted in case of such events.  Customers wishing to update their information can call 1-800-SHOPRITE or visit ShopRite.com.

Customer questions or concerns can be directed to 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ,  and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.