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October 20, 2008: Source Of Vermont E. Coli Outbreak Identified

Vermont Livestock, Slaughter and Processing Co., of Ferrisburg, Vermont, has recalled 2,758 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. To date, 10 cases of E. coli food poisoning in Vermont, including one hospitalization, has been linked to the tainted beef.

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Prior to determining the source of the outbreak, the Vermont Department of Health issued two warnings cautioning Vermonters to avoid eating undercooked meat.  See previous postings Vermont E. coli Warning and Vermont E. coli Investigation.

 

The USDA, reports that the following product is subject to recall:

5-pound packages labeled "VT BURGER CO GROUND BEEF." The product is marked "EST. 9558" inside the USDA mark of inspection and bears a lot code of "090508A," "090808A," "091208A," "091908A" or "092208A."

 

The beef was shipped two packages per box to distribution centers, and intended for restaurant, food service, and institutions in Vermont and Plattsburgh, NY. The beef product was produced on Sept. 5, 8, 12, 19 and 22. 

E. coli O157:H7 infection may 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 including kidney failure, may ensue. Children, the elderly, and immunocompromised are the most susceptible to foodborne illness its associated complications.

 

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For more information about E. coli food poisoning, please see E. coli Symptoms, or to return to the homepage, click E. coli Lawyer.  For information concerning recent food poisoning outbreaks, please see Salmonella Lawyer and Salmonella Lawsuit.  To learn more about the Law Firm of Eric Weinberg, please see NJ Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

 

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