There’s been a Walmart beef recall after their New Jersey supplier announced that more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef could be contaminated with E.coli bacteria.

On top of that, Walmart is in the midst of a class-action lawsuit related to overpriced “discount” meat.

It’s bad news for meat lovers, as the coronavirus pandemic has already disrupted the meat production supply chain, sending prices to record highs.

Has your beef been recalled? Which stores are affected by the beef recall? Are you owed some money? Here’s what you need to know:

 

Take any recalled beef back to the store for a refund.

Walmart wasn’t the only store that carried the recalled beef, so you’ll want to check to make sure your beef isn’t on this list.

Bring the unused product back to the store where you bought it to get a full refund for the purchase price.

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If you bought clearance-priced meat, Walmart might owe you money.

Via Vassilios Kukorinis

For about 5 years, a Walmart shopper tracked clearance meat prices and claimed that the retail giant charged a higher total price than the unit price indicated by the yellow “reduced” price tag, according to Coupons in the News.

Walmart elected to settle the federal lawsuit, and now shoppers nationwide will be eligible for compensation. By mid-July, Walmart customers who purchased clearance-priced meat will learn how they can cash in on the settlement.

 

The government says the contaminated beef is high-risk.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has labeled this latest beef recall a Class I, which means “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

That said, no illnesses have been reported.

 

 

The recalled beef was sold in 14 East Coast states and Puerto Rico.

Walmart has released a list of the stores where they sold the now-recalled beef, which includes a large number of stores in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Affected states/territories include:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

 

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