Ground name tag spurs ground beef recall

Thrifty Foods in Colwood is recalling ground beef after an employee name tag was ground into a batch of meat on Wednesday.

Thrifty Foods in Colwood is recalling ground beef after an employee name tag was ground into a batch of meat on Wednesday.

Only meat at the Colwood store at 1860 Island Highway is affected as employees make and package ground beef in-house. A few packages of ground beef in a display case had bits of name tag mixed in.

“We had an object that was unaccounted for. It was an employee name tag,” said Ralf Mundel, Thrifty’s director of marketing and communications. “We saw some product with pieces of (the name tag) in it. As soon as that happened we put the ball in motion.”

The store removed all ground beef off the shelves and has alerted the public of a voluntary recall on all ground beef with a best before date of Aug. 11.

“We like to err on the side of caution,” Mundel said. “Anytime things happen we review our food safety (protocol).”

Any of the affected ground beef products listed below can be returned to any Thrifty Foods locations for a refund. No illnesses or injury regarding the ground beef has been reported to Thrifty Foods.

For more information regarding the voluntary recall, contact Thrifty Foods customer service at 250-544-1234.

reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

Recalled products all have the best before date of Aug. 11.

Sterling Silver Lean Ground Beef, UPC 221648

Sterling Silver Lean Ground Beef-Family Pack UPC 231648

Thrifty Foods Extra Lean Ground Beef UPC 201634

Thrifty Foods Extra Lean Ground Beef-Family Pack UPC 201639

Sterling Silver Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Patties-Purchased from Full Service Case UPC 291639

Sterling Silver Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef Sliders-Purchased from Full Service Case

UPC 291639

Sterling Silver Beef Burger, Bacon & Cheddar Beef Patties- Purchased from Full Service Case UPC 221678

Sterling Silver Beef Burger, Bacon & Cheddar Beef Slider-Purchased from Full Service Case UPC 221678