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Colorado Meat Packers Recalls Beef Trim: Mislabeling & Potential Adulteration

Food Poisoning Alert: Colorado Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Mislabeling and Possible Adulteration. Recalled Products to be Removed from Market Immediately.

What’s the problem?

January 18, 2011 – According to an FSIS press release, Colorado Meat Packers of Denver, Colo. is now recalling approximately 2,234 pounds of ‘Combo Bin of All Beef Trimmings’ that was improperly labeled and potentially adulterated. The product label includes “For Cooking Only,” indicating that it is intended for further processing to apply a full lethality at a federally inspected establishment. Because the product was sent to a federal establishment that does not conduct lethality operations, the product must be taken off the market.

The bin bears the establishment number “EST. 17086” inside the USDA mark of inspection, which can be identified by the case code “9002 N.” The ground beef trim was produced on December 2, 2010 and sent to a federal establishment in Colorado for further processing without testing.

What happens if I eat adultered meat?

Eating adultered meat is dangerous because of bacteria on the outside of the meat. In processed meat (e.g hamburgers), bacteria has been on the outside at some point, so it is important to cook it through to kill the bacteria. Side effects depend on what made the beef bad and a person’s tolerance to it, so there are several possibilities including (but not limited to):

  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and/or diarrhea
  • Hospitalization
  • Kidney damage
  • Death

Victim of food poisoning? You may have a claim.

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 beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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