PLEASANTON, Calif. - Safeway has been notified by the USDA that it may have received raw ground beef products affected with a strain of Salmonella Newport between Sept. 19 and Nov. 5 in five states — Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico.
There have been no reported illnesses in Hawaii or New Mexico. There is a single reported case in Idaho that has no apparent ties to Safeway stores.
This is not a recall, nor is the ground beef in Safeway stores today the subject of the alert. The USDA alert refers to products that may have been sold at Safeway stores seven or more weeks ago.
In response to the alert, the company is asking customers who purchased these products in these particular states between Sept. 19 and Nov. 5 to discard the items.