ShopRite of Cherry Hill Voluntarily Recalls Store-made Ground Beef and Meatloaf Mix

February 28, 2010

ShopRite of Cherry Hill At Garden State Pavilion Voluntarily Recalls Store-made Ground Beef and Meatloaf Mix

Cherry Hill, NJ (February 28, 2010) — The ShopRite of Cherry Hill – Garden State Pavilion, located at 2230 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, New Jersey has initiated a voluntary recall today of its store-made ground beef and meatloaf mix produced in the store on Saturday, February 27, 2010. There is a possibility that the product may contain small pieces of black Styrofoam tray.

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).

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