Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. is voluntarily removing from sale Shaw’s 75% Lean Ground Beef that was processed and sold at only the Garden City – Cranston, RI store. The recalled product has the following sell-by-date on the package: 02-02-01. The product is being recalled because a Cranston Store Associate found a piece of blue plastic in the ground beef meat grinder. The blue plastic that was found is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food grade approved material.

This is an isolated incident and only impacts the 75% Lean Ground Beef that was processed and sold in the Garden City – Cranston store yesterday, January 31st. This recall does not impact Ground Beef sold at any other Shaw’s Supermarket Store throughout New England.

Customers who purchased Shaw’s 75% Lean Ground Beef from the Garden City – Cranston Shaw’s Supermarket can bring the product back to the store for a full refund. Customers who have questions or concerns about this issue can contact Shaw’s Consumer Response Center’s toll free number, 1-888-431-7429.

Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc manages 166 Shaw’s and Star Market store locations and four distribution centers throughout the six New England states. The company serves more than four million customers each week and has nearly 30,000 associates. During the most recently completed fiscal year, total sales were nearly $ 4.0 billion. Shaw’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of J Sainsbury plc of London, England.