E. Coli Contamination Prompts Ground Beef Recall

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A possible E. coli contamination has prompted a recall of ground beef produced by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., according to recent news sources.

About 131,300 pound of meat are affected by this recall. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they were notified after being contact by the Ohio Department of Health regarding E. coli illnesses in Butler County, with sicknesses starting from September 8 through September 11.

Ground beef collected from a home on September 19 tested positive for the bacteria.

The products subject to recall include Kroger-brand ground beef with a product code D-0211 QW; Butcher’s Brand beef with a product code D-0211 LWIF; as well as a generic label beef with a product code D-0211 LWI. The products all come with a best before or freeze by date of September 12.

Tyson believes that most of the affected beef may have already been consumed. They are instructing consumers to check for the meat, and to discard or return it to their store of purchase if they find it.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I have seen food recalls like this one and know that, with as much testing goes into food products before manufacturers send them to market, mistakes can still be made. Although the product defect lawyer at our law firm does not handle these type of cases there are food recall lawyers out there that can help your or a loved one if you have been affected by a recall such as this one.