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What’s the problem?
March 9, 2011 - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, an Arkansas City, Kan., establishment, is currently recalling nearly 15,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
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Specific items being recalled include:
- Approx. 40-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL," containing 10-pound chubs. These products have an identifying product code of "80185."
- Approx. 40-pound cases of "BEEF CHUCK FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL," containing 10-pound chubs. These products have an identifying product code of "80285."
- Approx. 40-pound cases of "BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GRIND 91/9 NATURAL," containing 10-pound chubs. These products have an identifying product code of "80495."
- Approx. 40-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GRIND 90/10 NATURAL," containing 5-pound chubs. These products have an identifying product code of "85165."
- Approx. 60-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GROUND 93/7," containing 10-pound chubs. These products have an identifying product code of "86191."
Each case label bears the establishment number "EST. 27" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced on Feb. 22, 2011, and were shipped to firms in Ariz., Calif., Ga., Ind., Iowa, Mo., N.C., Ohio, Pa., and Wash. for further processing and/or distribution. It is important to note that the above-listed products may have been repackaged into consumer-size packages and sold under different retail brand names.
How is Ground Beef Contaminated with E. Coli?
E. coli bacteria live in the intestines of ruminant animals such as cows, goats, and sheep. The bacteria does not make those animals sick; however, when these animals defecate, E. coli can get onto their feet, coats, and the environment.
When the animal is slaughtered, any pathogens in that animal’s intestines can transfer to meat, from the animal’s hide, or if the intestines are cut into. And when that meat is ground, the bacteria is mixed all through the product. This is how ground beef can become contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
Do I have a Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in ground beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli food poisoning cases in all 50 states.