September 25, 2012 – The Albertsons grocery chain is now recalling ground beef products in three states because it may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products affected by this recall were imported from Canada, and were sold at Albertsons locations in Washington, Oregon and northern Idaho. Signs and symptoms of E. coli food poisoning may include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery), nausea and vomiting.
Free Albertsons Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning after eating Albertsons ground beef included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Albertsons and we can help.
What’s the problem?
This recall affects Albertsons SUPERVALU raw ground beef sold in stores between 9/3/12 and 9/21/12, and includes the following pre-packaged products:
- Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80/20, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-60030, USE BY Date: 9/11/12
- Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 1 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18271, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12
- Fresh Ground Beef Chub 73/27, 3 LB, UPC: 7-52907-18251, USE BY Date: 9/18/12 & 9/21/12
This is the seventh time Canadian-based XL Foods Inc. has recalled ground beef products due to E. coli contamination. Canadian health officials have stated that, to date, over 250 labeled and unlabeled products have been affected since the initial recall was issued in August.
Consumers are advised to check their freezers for the above-listed products and return them to their local Albertsons store for a full refund. Consumers concerned about a food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
E. Coli Food Poisoning
E. coli 0157:H7 is a dangerous foodborne pathogen because it produces a shiga toxin, which causes painful symptoms in humans including:
- severe stomach cramps and stomach tenderness
- diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody)
- severe blood or kidney problems
- kidney failure
- long-term disability
In severe cases of E. coli poisoning, patients can develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Both HUS and TTP are complications of E. coli that can cause kidney failure, brain damage, as well as damage to other organs and death.
Do I Have an Albertsons Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Albertsons Ground Beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Albertsons Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed E. coli food poisoning after eating Albertsons Ground Beef included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an E. coli food poisoning suit and we can help.