The following items bearing a ShopRite logo with the sell by date of February 27 are affected by this recall:
• 93% Ground Beef
• 85% Ground Beef
• 85% Ground Beef – Family Pack
• 80% Ground Beef
• 80% Ground Beef – Family Pack
• Meatloaf Mix
All other meat products including hamburger patties sold at ShopRite are not affected by this recall.
The store was alerted to the problem after a customer returned two packages of 80% ground beef to the store on Saturday evening after finding small pieces of black Styrofoam when they opened the packages at home. All store prepared ground beef and meatloaf mix was immediately removed from sale. “In order to assure our customers’ safety, we are advising customers who purchased ground beef or meatloaf mix at the ShopRite of Garden State Pavilion to return it for an immediate refund or replacement” stated Steve Ravitz, president of Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc., the owner of the store. “Although the Styrofoam pieces 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 Garden State Pavilion ShopRite in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Customers who have questions may contact ShopRite’s Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-746-7748. ShopRite has notified the USDA and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services of the recall.
ShopRite requests that customers please check the labels of any ground beef, meatloaf mix or Angus ground beef they may have purchased from this store and may still have at home. Please return any product purchased on Saturday, February 27 for a full refund or replacement.
Customer questions or concerns can be directed to 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).