FSIS Alert: A California establishment is now recalling 80,000 pounds of beef products because they have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli 0167:H7. The products in question were shipped to retail establishments and food service centers in Arizona, California, and Nebraska. Consumers are urged to discard any recalled beef or return it to the place of purchase, and to seek immediate medical attention if symptoms of food poisoning appear.
Free Manning Beef Recall Case Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning after consuming Manning beef products included this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
September 30, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a press release today informing the public that Manning Beef, LLC, a Pico Rivera establishment, is currently recalling approximately 80,000 pounds of beef products that have the potential to be contaminated with E. coli 1057:H7. The recall was initiated by the company because of unsanitary conditions that led to an unusually high number of confirmed positive E. coli food poisoning test results. The following products are included in the recall:
- Combo bins of BroPack Inc Beef Manufacturing Trimmings “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011.
- Combo bins of Paso Prime Beef Manufacturing Trimmings “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011.
- 30 and 60 lb. boxes of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef produced on Sept. 23, 2011.
These products were manufactured on Sept. 23rd, and can be identified by ‘EST. # 934’ on the product label. The items in question were distributed to retail establishments and food service centers in Arizona and California, and to another federally regulated establishment in Nebraska. Some of these products were destined for further processing, and will likely not bear the ‘EST. 934’ label.
E. Coli Food Poisoning
E. Coli 0157:H7 is a common foodborne pathogen that can severely sicken the young, elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. The bacteria live in the intestines of infected humans and animals, and can be found in food, water, soil, and surfaces that have been contaminated. Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning normally appear within 24 to 72 hours after an individual is infected with the bacteria, and may include:
- bloody diarrhea
- kidney failure
- loss of appetite
It is estimated that nearly 75,000 cases of E. coli food poisoning occur each year in the United States. These cases result in over 2,000 hospitalizations and more than 60 deaths annually. The yearly cost of dealing with E. coli infections is estimated to be over $405 million, including approximately $370 million for premature deaths and $30 million in medical care, as well as $5 million for lost income.
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