Gordon Food Service have confirmed their stores received some of the 1.8 million pounds of beef that is being recalled by a Detroit-based supplier.
According to GFS spokesperson Deb Abraham, the GFS Marketplace stores stocked one of the products included in the Wolverine Packing Co. voluntary recall issued earlier this week.
The recalled product is Fresh Premium Angus Beef Steak burger Patty, 10 count, 4lb package. It was produced between March 31 and April 18, 2014. The GFS Marketplace store reorder number 841757 with an establishment number 2474B.
It has not been confirmed if the three reported cases of E.coli in Lucas County have been linked to the recalled beef.
The stores were directed to throw out the recalled product immediately, according to the company's standard recall procedure. Signs have been posted at those stores, alerting customers of the recall.
Any customer who has purchased the recalled product should throw it away immediately.
Wolverine Packing Co. issued a statement Wednesday to NBC24:
"At Wolverine Packing, we continue to support the Food Safety Inspection service in its ongoing investigation into the voluntary recall of our product. As FSIS continues to diligently investigate this matter, we encourage anyone who has a concern to be sure to cook all ground beef to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and measure the temperature with a meat thermometer...Any product labeled with this establishment number and production date code should return the ground beef to the place of purchase for a refund."
Customers can receive a full refund of their purchase by bringing a receipt of product packaging to their local GFS Marketplace store.
E. coli can cause severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications.