Our law firm represents victims of E. coli outbreaks linked to ground beef. In 2007, American Foods Group recalled approximately 95,927 pounds of various coarse and fine ground beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products were sent to retail outlets and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia. The Illinois Department of Health investigated 2 cases of E. coli O157:H7 associated with the recalled American Foods ground beef.
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Below is the USDA-FSIS press release regarding the American Foods Group ground beef recall.
USDA-FSIS Announces American Foods Ground Beef Recall
Nov. 24, 2007 – American Foods Group, LLC, a Green Bay, Wisconsin, firm, recalled about 95,927 pounds of various coarse and fine ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Each shipping label bears the establishment number “Est. 18076” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products subject to recall were distributed for further processing and repackaging and will not bear the recalling firm’s establishment number on the package. As the use-by date for products subject to this recall may have expired, consumers can contact their retailers to ask if they received any of these products and if so, consumers are urged to look in their freezers for these products and return or discard them if found. [Note: If someone has eaten any of the recalled ground beef. do not return or discard the ground beef. If no one is sickened 10 days after consumption of the meat, then return or discard it. If someone is diagnosed with an E. coli infection, contact an E. coli lawyer at our law firm.]
The ground beef products subject to recall were produced on Oct. 10, 2007, and were distributed to retail establishments and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
The problem was discovered through an investigation into two illnesses that was initiated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician. [Note: To protect your legal rights, a lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible. If the right tests are not conducted, your legal case may be jeopardized.]
If you are diagnosed with E. coli, the infection was most likely from undercooked ground beef (hamburger). To file a lawsuit against responsible parties, there must be a DNA fingerprint (PFGE pattern or WGS) conducted on E. coli isolated from your stool sample. If you have not given your doctor a stool sample for this purpose, you need to go to your doctor and have it done. Please contact us if you test positive for E. coli O157:H7 and have questions about a beef recall lawsuit.