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Food Lion Recalls Beef Sold at Cary Store

Posted October 21, 2007
Updated October 22, 2007

— Food Lion, LLC on Sunday issued a recall for approximately 230 pounds of fresh ground beef that was sold at a store in Cary.

The fresh-ground beef has a sell-by-date of Oct. 22 and was sold at the Food Lion store at 980 Kildaire Farm Road, near the intersection with Southwest Maynard Road.

The beef might have been contaminated with metal, the company said in a release. Food Lion said it has received one customer complaint, but no illnesses from consuming the beef have been reported.

The recall is isolated to one day's production from the 980 Kildaire Farm store.

All varieties of fresh ground beef with a sell-by-date of Oct. 22 should not be consumed. Customers can return the beef to any Food Lion store for a refund.


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  • MustLoveDogs Oct 23, 2007

    I shop at Food Lion on Sawmill & Lead Mine. I have never been disappointed in the store management, staff, meat department, bathrooms, etc. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The customers are everyday folks who are pleasant. There is always shelf stocking, aisle cleaning, meat packaging, baking, pricing, going on. Self-checkout is working and clerk-assisted checkout is staffed. Yes, I will help to bag my own groceries! I like the small town feel of a grocery store; absolutely will not use huge stores. For special cuts of meat I go to Fresh Market. Bad service from Earthfare and nasty management in meat department (Brier Creek). All food handling stores run the risk of a recall. At least some stores are honest.

  • Teddy Oct 23, 2007

    I can not say I am surprised. The Food Lion down off of Glenwood has gone down hill real fast and it is a relatively new store. The shelves are never stocked. The check is incredibly slow. I go to the self checkout WHEN IT IS WORKING!!

  • iamforjustice Oct 22, 2007

    Nope don't know who Scott is

  • StopRacismNow Oct 22, 2007

    Doesn't surprise me in the least. As a former Food Lion manager (11 years, the most stressful of my life), I have seen it all. If anyone wants to place blame it needs to be put on the home office. They are the ones in charge of cutting back hours in the stores, leaving the employees overworked and miserable. They are especially famous for doing this the last quarter of each year (Thanksgiving, Christmas), which is the busiest time! Just trying to make those numbers look good and not too concerned with the fact that there are not enough baggers or that the meat department has to close at 5pm because they got an email from Scott (you guys know who I'm talking about) telling them to cut 7-10 hours in the market to make labor.

  • skypilot-not Oct 22, 2007

    Teeter beef rules !!!

  • GulfWarVet Oct 22, 2007

    not sure what all the fuss is about. with as many lip and tongue piercings as we see in today's youth, they should just repackage it and sell it at a discount to local schools.... and save the kids some money on their body piercings.

  • notaproblem Oct 22, 2007

    I understand completely what you are saying about the time restraints, however, we're not talking about not refilling the toilet paper in the bathroom. This is a very serious thing... not enough hours or what, the main priority should have been not ever shelving that meat.

  • iamforjustice Oct 22, 2007

    The workers are trained very well in food lion. The ones that bag the groceries should be held at fault also as well as the check out people. If the hamburger is messed up then everyone should get in trouble. That is how I was raised. If one of my siblings did something wrong then all of us had to pay the price. In this case it was a whipping. Everyone in food lion is at fault. Beat them all!!!!!

  • brdn1000 Oct 22, 2007

    When the blade breaks it does not always make noises to let you know depending on how tight the cuplings have been put on and if they do break the employee should be trained to discard the product ground and this leads us back to not enough time spent training the emplyees on proper practices or the employee in a hurry and not thinking. I believe that the store management needs to ensure that training of all employees reach 100% but some management team employees do not follow thru. I find that most stores have limited hrs. and hinders employees from doing their job to the best of their ability. In most cases the employee wants to do the best job possible but due to time restraints it is almost impossible. This causes employees to be in a hurry and seem unfriendly to customers when they don't mean to be they just have a huge workload and with not many hrs.and usually short handed for help this is when things tend to go south.

  • Mrs. Fabulous Oct 22, 2007

    Thank goodness I shop at the Food Lion off of Tryon Rd in Swift Creek. I have been to this particular Food Lion plenty of times, but decided that the other Food Lion on Tryon Rd is better.