June 5, 2007: Recalled Ground Beef Possibly Contaminated with E. coli
Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 11:17
Ground beef produced by United Food Group based in Los Angeles County, California, has been recalled as a result of possible E. coli contamination. The Orange County Health Care Agency noted that no food poisoning cases had been reported as yet. The brands of ground beef and ground sirloin affected by the recall include Moran’s All-Natural, Inter-American Products, and Stater Bros. Markets. Product labels have an establishment number (EST. 1241) in the USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. They also have a “produced on” date of April 20, a “sell by” date of May 6 and a “freeze by” date of May 7 on the package. California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah received shipments of the meat. E. coli O157:H7 is the suspected strain in this case. The same strain had been detected when over a dozen people who ate at the Souplantation restaurant in Orange County in March became ill. Initial symptoms of E.coli O157:H7 infection include severe abdominal cramps and watery diarrhea. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all. There is usually little or no fever. Symptoms generally resolve in 5-10 days, but serious complications may ensue. Children and the elderly are at greatest risk of developing complications. The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg currently represents victims of multiple food poisoning outbreaks throughout the United States. If you or a loved one has been harmed by E. coli food poisoning, please fill out a free case evaluation or contact us toll-free at 1-877-934-6274. For more information about E. coli food poisoning, visit the pages of this blog, or our website www.foodpoisoning.com. To learn more about the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg please visit www.erichweinberg.com.