August 30, 2010: Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli Contamination

On August 28, Cargill Meat Solutions, a Wyalusing, PA company, recalled 8,500 pounds of ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination. The recall comes after the U.S. Department of Agriculture linked the ground beef to three instances of illness in New York and Maine. None of those who were sickened required hospitalization.

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The beef subject to the recall bears the establishment number “EST. 9400”inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on June 11, 2010 and were shipped to distribution centers in Connecticut and Maryland for further distribution.  

The beef products have reportedly been distributed to BJ’s Wholesale Club stores in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.  The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is working with state health officials to investigate the outbreak. Consumers are urged to check their freezers for products subject to the recall.  

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg would like to remind consumers that the best way to stay healthy is to follow safe food handling, preparation, and storage practices and above all, stay informed. If you have been injured as a result of E. coli food poisoning and you have a question concerning your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274 or click Free Case Evaluation.
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