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American Food Service Ground Beef Recall: Possible E. coli Contamination

SoCal Residents Beware: Ground beef & ground beef patties recalled throughout California due to possible E. coli bacteria contamination. The E. coli strand O157:H7 has been responsible for several recalls in recent months.

What’s the problem?

February 8, 2011 – This week, FSIS announced that American Food Service, a Pico Rivera, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,170 pounds of fresh ground beef patties and other bulk packages of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 1913” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were distributed to restaurants throughout Southern California. FSIS and the establishment are concerned that some product may be frozen and in restaurant freezers.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Do I have an E. coli Food Poisoning 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 contaminated food outbreak lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli poisoning cases in all 50 states.

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