Meat Recall Due to Salmonella Contamination

Just as consumers were recovering from one recall, another recall has been issued, this time it is for 800,000lbs of ground beef that was processed by BeefPakcers Inc. in Fresno, CA. The report on the latimes.com website stated that the U.S. department of Agriculture believes the meat may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella. The USDA announced that the beef in question was processed between June 5 and June 23 and has “EST. 31913” printed on the case code labels. The beef was sold to stores in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.

Home consumers will have to take extra precautions with the beef they have purchased as some of it was repackaged into smaller consumer sized packages. Consumers will have to ask their retailer to determine if the meat they purchased came from the recalled beef. Beefpackers have asked consumers to call (877) 872-3635 with any questions they may have concerning the recall.

Salmonella can be life-threatening in some rare occasions and is one of the most common food-borne illnesses. Salmonella is notably more dangerous to those who have a weak immune system, infants, and people who are undergoing chemotherapy or have HIV.

Food poisoning happens all the time even with the most careful cooks or in the most exclusive restaurants. Food preparation precautions are not always enough, especially when the food you are working with is contaminated as was the case in this story.

If you or someone you know have fallen seriously ill and you believe it was caused by something you ate, you need the advice of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer from Anapol Weiss. They have assisted victims of personal injury for over 30 years so you can feel confident that they know the law and the Pennsylvania court system. Please call 1-866-735-2792 for a free consultation.

Source article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beef-recall7-2009aug07,0,2133979.story

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