January 15, 2013 – A Watertown, WI., establishment is now recalling more than 2,500 pounds of raw ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The ground beef in question was sold at Glenn’s Market in Watertown from the retail meat case. Signs and symptoms of E. coli food poisoning may include dehydration, diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), and abdominal cramps.
Free Glenn’s Market Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning after consuming Glen’s Market ground beef included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Glenn’s Market and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Products affected by this recall include various size packages of Glenn’s Market ground round, ground chuck, and ground beef. The beef was sold at Glenn’s Market in Watertown, WI., between Dec. 22, 2012 and Jan. 4, 2013.
Last Thursday, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified of an investigation of E. coli food poisoning illnesses by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. At that time, a total of three case-patients with E. coli had been identified in Wisconsin with illness onset dates ranging from Dec. 29, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013. All three of the individuals reported consuming raw ground round, two of whom had purchased and consumed the product on Dec. 24, 2012, the other purchasing and consuming it on Dec. 30, 2012. FSIS is continuing to work with local, state and federal health authorities to determine the source of the contamination. Although the ground beef in question has been taken off store shelves and out of circulation, there is still the concern that shoppers may have frozen the product, and that contaminated meat is still in some consumers’ freezers.
E. Coli Food Poisoning
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are members of a large group of bacterial germs that inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Telltale symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically include (but are not limited to):
- stomach cramps / stomach tenderness
- diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody)
The CDC estimates that each year at least 2000 consumers in the United States are hospitalized, and about 60 die as a direct result of E. coli food poisoning. A 2003 study estimated the annual cost of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses to be approximately $405 million, which included $370 million for premature deaths, $30 million for medical care, and $5 million for lost productivity.
Do I Have a Glenn’s Market Ground 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 Glenn’s Market ground beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Glenn’s Market ground beef E. coli poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Glenn’s Market Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning after consuming Glenn’s Market ground beef included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Glenn’s Market ground beef E. coli food poisoning suit and we can help.