The Hannaford supermarket chain says it is recalling ground beef with a sell-by date of Dec. 17 or earlier because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
The Scarborough, Maine-based company says in a statement Friday it has received information indicating 10 people have become ill. The Vermont Health Department says one person has become sick in Vermont.
All have indicated they purchased ground beef between Oct. 12 and Nov. 20.
Hannaford says it is confident in the safety of its products and that all ground beef affected by the recall has been removed from stores. The company says customers should return or dispose of ground beef with the Dec. 17 or earlier sell-by dates.
In addition to Maine, Hannaford has stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
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