A Kansas-based company's decision to voluntary recall 50,000 pounds of meat has led Big Y Foods to recall certain ground sirloin products that were sold between July 18 and today.
In a statement Thursday morning, the Springfield-based supermarket chain said it decided to voluntarily recall two ground sirloin products after one of the ground beef samples produced by the National Packing Company LLC tested positive for E. coli.
Big Y's ground sirloin was produced at the same plant as the tainted ground beef sample. None of Big Y's ground sirloin products has tested positive, the company said.
Big Y has recalled all of its ground sirloin labeled as fresh ground sirloin 87 percent lean and sirloin steak patties 87 percent lean sold between July 18 and Aug. 1.
Customers who have already purchased this product can return it to Big Y and receive a full refund.
The recall does not affect any other ground beef items sold at Big Y.
Big Y's Berkshire County outlets are located in Adams, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams and Pittsfield.
The National Beef Packing Co. of Liberal, Kans. announced the voluntary recall Wednesday after one 10 pound chub of ground beef tested positive for E. coli. No reported illnesses are related to the recall, the company said.