Safeway Tainted Meat, No Ilness in Hawaii

PLEASANT, California (KHNL) -- The USDA says raw ground beef purchased between September 19 and November 5 at Safeway stores in five states including Hawaii may be affected with a strain of Salmonella Newport.

There have been no reported illnesses in Hawaii.

The USDA says this is not a recall nor is the ground beef in Safeway stores today the subject of alert.

The alert refers to products that may have been sold at Safeway stores more than seven weeks ago.

No Safeway product has tested positive for Salmonella Newport and the USDA has not identified one establishment that is the source of the contamination.

But to be safe, the company is asking customers to throw away raw ground beef in their freezer purchased between those dates.