Put down the burger and think for a second: when and where'd you buy that beef? Because if you got it from a Hannaford store and then dumped it in the freezer, there is a good chance it has been recalled. The United States Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled 29,339 pounds of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions. The recall is due to a possible salmonella contamination.

According to the USFDA, it

became aware of the problem during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis involving 33 case-patients from 7 states (MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT-preliminary data, subject to change). Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vermont Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, FSIS was able to link illnesses in five case-patients to the ground beef products produced at this establishment based on epidemiologic and traceback investigations, as well as in-store reviews.

The recall includes 14 pound chub packages of "Grnd Beef Fine 85/15" and bears the establishment number "EST. 9400" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The meat was produced on May 25, 2012, and shipped to centers in Connecticut, Maine and New York for further distribution. On the plus side? The meat is no longer available in stores, and its expiration date has passed. The Administration is just understandably worried that people may have frozen it for later use.