It has been a tough year for our friends in the beef industry. Now, more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The beef was sold nationwide under the labels of Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms. The Marketside Butcher brand is sold at Walmart although the beef could be found at other retailers around the country. The beef can be linked back to New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services. The bacteria was detected during a routine inspection.

All the recalled beef was produced on June 1 and then sent to Walmart stores and other retailers around the country. The packaging of the recalled beef is marked with the establishment number “EST. 46841.” The USDA suggests that all consumers check their refrigerators and freezers for the affected products and throw it away if it matches the recall.

Here are the raw ground beef products involved in the recall:

  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28.
  • 3-lb. vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.
  • 4-lb. tray packages containing 10 ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 80% LEAN / 20% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “VALUE PACK FRESH GROUND BEEF 76% LEAN / 24% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.

If you have any concerns about the ground beef in your possession, you can contact the Lakeside Processing call center at (856) 832-3881.