Possible tainted meat sold in East Tenn.

(WBIR) Some East Tennessee stores could have received tainted meat following a ground beef recall, according to health officials.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination.

Days later, the USDA released a list of stores it believes could have received the potentially tainted meat. East Tennessee stores possibly affected include Gordon Food Service Marketplace stores in Knoxville near Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike and the Virginia Market on 540 Loyston Road in Maynardville.

On Monday, USDA recalled about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination. The meat was traced to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Co.

The beef was the possible source of 11 E. coli illnesses across four states, including three hospitalizations.

LIST: Stores that may have received tainted meat

USDA said its list may not represent all stores that received the recalled beef.

Food safety officials began contacting each distributor once the recall was announced and may update the list as it continues contacting distributors.

The original recall notice stated the meat was shipped to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

According to USDA's recall notice, the beef products were produced from March 31 to April 18.

The stores listed are:

-- Gordon Food Service Marketplace Stores (in Fla., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mich., Ohio, Penn., Tenn. and Wis.) –we have a location in Knoxville near Cedar Bluff/Kingston Pk

-- Surf N Turf Market, 6408 US Highway27 S, Sebring, Fla.

-- Giorgio's Italian Deli, 132 SW Monterey Rd., Stuart, Fla.

-- Blairsville Seafood Market, 121-A Murphy Highway, Blairsville, Ga.

-- M Sixty Six General Store, 5900 N. State Rd., Orleans, Mich.

-- Bronson's Super Valu, 201 West Main, Beulah, N.D.

-- Jason's Super Foods, 324 Main St., New Town, N.D.

-- Buchtel Food Mart, 5220 SR 78, Buchtel, Ohio

-- Quick Stop, 1107 Jackson Love Highway, Erwin, Tenn.

-- Virginia Market, 540 Loyston Rd., Maynardville, Tenn.

-- Barger Foods, 2616 Eugenia Ave., Nashville, Tenn.

-- Virginia Heights Travel Store, 1009 N 4th St., Wytheville, Va.


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