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Arizona Firm Recalls 6.5 Million Pounds of Beef for Salmonella Contamination

JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, has issued a nationwide recall for more than 6.5 million pounds of ground beef products over potential contamination with salmonella, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

October 5, 2018 – At least 57 cases of salmonella infection in 16 states have been linked to JBS meat, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got seriously ill after eating recalled beef products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

FSIS was first notified about the potential outbreak last month; receipts and shopper cards from 8 patients clued investigators in to the likely source of the salmonella illnesses.

Onset of illness dates range from Aug. 5 to Sept. 6, FSIS said. Affected products, which all bear the Establishment Number 267 inside the USDA mark of inspection, were packaged under the following brand names:

  • Cedar River Farms Natural
  • Conor Perfect Choice
  • Gourmet Burger and Grass Run Farms Natural
  • JBS generic brand

Eating salmonella-tainted food can lead to salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Signs and symptoms of the infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, usually within 12 to 72 hours after eating the food.

FSIS is concerned that some consumers may still have the recalled items in their freezers. People who have purchased these products are urged not to use them and should either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The illness typically lasts about 1 week, and most people recover without treatment. However, diarrhea can be so severe in some cases that patient needs to be hospitalized.

Anyone who is concerned about an illness possibly associated with salmonella should contact a healthcare provider.

Do I have a 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 beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella infection cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating recalled beef, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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