E. coli Scare Prompts Recall of 40,000 lbs of Ground Beef

Posted on September 26, 2011

E. coli fears have prompted a recall of over 40,000 pounds of ground beef in Texas, according to recent news reports.

The beef was distributed by Palo Duro Meat in Georgia for the National School Lunch Program in district schools.

The sample tested positive for E. coli o157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services. They have attributed the shipment of the tainted meat to a “sample tracking error” when a batch of meat that was in question was accidentally shipped.

E.coli, especially this strain, is dangerous to everyone, but particularly the elderly, young children, and those with compromised immune systems.

According to the Food Safety and Inspection Services, all meat should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit to kill bacteria. They recommend using a food thermometer.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, consumer safety and keeping people informed of potential dangers of hazardous products is a big priority for me. Our product liability lawyers hope that no one has been sickened by eating this recalled food. Please come back to our blog regularly so that you are informed about new dangerous consumer recalls.

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