Did Last Week's Meatball Recall Impact Grocery Prices?
Grocery Hunt for the week of July 25.
Last week Hannaford announced it will be recalling several brands of meatballs, following another contamination scare Hannaford had late last year. So this week, we decided to take a look and see if these announcements have had any impact on Westford area meatball prices.
Unfortunately, premade meatballs are harder to find than you'd think. We saw them at Hannaford (pictured), but weren't able to find them anywhere else at the deli counter.
So, we did the next best thing and took prices of ground beef to see if the recall impacted the stuff you use to make meatballs at home, particularly to compare it to the last ground beef controversy earlier this year.
All prices were observed on July 23. Prices and availablility may change without notice. Prices may include additional taxes and fees not indicated in labeling.
|Store||Address||73 or 75%||80%||85%||90 or 93%||95 or 96%|
|Shaw's||760A Boston Rd., Groton||$2.99 lb.||$ 3.59 lb.||$3.99 lb.||$4.09 lb.|
|Donelan's||236 Great Rd., Littleton||$3.99 lb.||$5.79 lb.|
|Market Basket||160 Littleton Rd., Westford||$2.79 lb.||$2.99 lb.||$3.29 lb.||$3.99 lb.|
|Market Basket||288 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford||$2.79 lb.||$3.29 lb.||$3.99 lb.|
|Stop and Shop||299 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford||$2.79 lb., $2.49 lb. w/card||$3.49 lb.||$3.99 lb. ($4.49 lb. for 93%)|
|Hannaford||66 Drum Hill Rd., Chelmsford||$2.69 lb.||$1.99 lb.||$3.59 lb.||$4.09 lb.|