Attention Michigan Residents: Irish Hills Meat Company of Tipton, Mich. is recalling ground beef products sold to restaurants throughout the southern part of the state because of potential E. coli contamination. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. If you feel you may have consumed any of the ground beef products included in this recall, notify your physician immediately if food poisoning symptoms appear.
Free Irish Hills Meat Company Ground Beef Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become severely sickened after consuming ground beef included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a food poisoning lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
June 1, 2011 – This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Irish Hills Meat Company of Tipton, Mich. is recalling approximately 900 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. Specific products involved in this recall were shipped to restaurants in Southern Michigan and include:
10-lb. clear polybags with the establishment number “EST. 10014” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The polybags are packaged in boxes that contain 3-5 bags. The production dates of May 23 and May 26 are stamped on the boxes.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring, which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. Individuals concerned about food poisoning should contact their physician immediately. Consumers are advised to safely prepare their raw meat products – including fresh and frozen – and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature.
E. Coli Food Poisoning
coli O157:H7 infection is characterized by:
- abdominal pain
- severe cramps
The incubation period for E. coli food poisoning (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 unusual. Infection is generally mild in adults, but can be life-threatening in children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems. Severe cases of the illness require hospitalization to avoid serious complications.
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