What's the Problem?
Nov. 18, 2019 - Central Valley Meat Co., a Hanford, California-based firm, is recalling about 34,222 pounds of ground beef products over potential contamination with Salmonella dublin, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) warned on Friday. The following products are affected by the recall:
- 1-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 2-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN 7% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 20-lb. cases containing “STATER BROS 93/7 Ground Beef 10# Chub 10 Lb. Chubs/ 2 Count” with lot 19204 on the case label and Use By 08-14-19.
These meats were produced on July 23, 2019, and bear the establishment number "EST. 6063A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. All of the recalled products were shipped to retailers in California.
FSIS was notified about the contamination on Sept. 9, and conducted an investigation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which determined the source of the illnesses to be ground beef produced by Central Valley Meat Co.
What is Salmonella Dublin?
Salmonella dublin is a bacteria found in calves which is frequently antibiotic resistant, and is transmissible to humans and other animals, according to The Cattle Site. The fact that the bacteria may be resistant to antibiotic medications makes it a top bio-security threat among cattle ranchers, as the bacteria kills 50% of calves.
Salmonella Dublin Symptoms (Calves)
- Drop in milk production
- Bloody and often watery diarrhea and mucus
Salmonella Symptoms (Humans)
- Stomach cramps
- Bloody stools
- Muscle pains
If you or a loved one experienced food poisoning symptoms after eating any of the products listed in the recall, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Do I have a Stater Brothers 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 Stater Brothers Beef Recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one got sick after eating ground beef products you purchased from Stater Brothers, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.