A Dakota City, Nebraska establishment is now recalling nearly 41,000 pounds of ground beef that has the potential to be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. The products in question were shipped to retailers and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Consumers who may have purchased Tyson ground beef included in this recall are advised to discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Free Tyson Ground Beef Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Tyson ground beef products included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Tyson and we can help.
What’s the problem?
December 16, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is currently recalling about 40,948 pounds of the following products because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria:
- 10-pound chubs of “CHUCK FINE GROUND BEEF 80/20,” packed in cases containing eight chubs
These products can be identified by a ‘BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY’ date of 11/13/11 and ‘EST. 245C’ on the box label.
The contamination was discovered through routine testing by the FSIS which confirmed a positive result for E. coli 0157:H7. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
Treatment for E. Coli Food Poisoning
In most people who contract E. coli food poisoning, symptoms tend to last about a week and usually resolve without any long-term complications. Contrary to popular belief, antibiotics do not cure the illness, and many in the scientific community believe that these drugs actually increase the risk of developing post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Therefore, apart from supportive care such as hydration and nutrition, there is no specific course of action to reduce the symptoms of E. coli food poisoning.
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