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November 5, 2010 – Federal health officials are warning consumers to avoid a cheese sold in five states over an E. coli outbreak. The Gouda cheese was sold at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
Costco offered the Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese for sale and in-store tasting between October 5 and Monday. To date, at least 25 people have been sickened by E. coli in the five states.
What are the signs / symptoms of E. coli Poisoning?
E. coli O157:H7 infection is characterized by the sudden onset of abdominal pain and severe cramps, followed within 24 hours by diarrhea. Vomiting, and rarely fever, can also be symptoms. The incubation period for the illness (the period from ingestion of the bacterium to the start of symptoms) is typically three to nine days, although slightly shorter and longer periods are not that unusual. An incubation period of less than 24 hours would be unusual, however. In most infected individuals, the intestinal illness lasts about a week and resolves without any long-term problems.
Do I have a Costco Cheese 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 Costco Cheese food poisoning recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been sickened by Costco cheese included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.