Salmonella Contaminated Beef Causes Illnesses

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According to news sources, certain recalled beef products sold in Hannaford stores may be reportedly contaminated with Salmonella after about 14 people fell ill possibly due to the consumption of contaminated beef.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported about 14 cases of illnesses possibly due to a recalled ground beef product, which has a Sell By date December 17, 2011 or earlier. Ten of the 14 cases reported claimed to have bought the ground beef from a Hannaford store.

Salmonella is food-borne bacteria that can cause severe and potentially fatal infections, especially to the elderly, children and those with weaken immune systems.

Consumers with the recalled product should stop using it immediately and return it to the store for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the company at 1-800-213-9040 for additional information.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I urge you to be mindful of threats from food-borne bacteria. If you have purchased a product that has been identified as a potential risk, return it to your place of purchase and contact the distribution company. If you’ve consumed a contaminated product and are experiencing symptoms, I encourage you to seek medical attention. If you’ve been seriously injured by eating food product, I urge you to contact a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about your legal options.