Ground Beef Salmonella lawyer
warns that, though the official ground beef salmonella outbreak is over, more victims may still be idenitfied
An outbreak of salmonella infections related to raw ground beef has been declared over; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to warn consumers about beef they may have in their freezer. The CDC has also issued an advisory that consumers should handle and cook beef properly to avoid future illnesses.
In October 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc., announced a recall of its ground beef products because they were potentially contaminated with salmonella. That recall was expanded in December 2018, to include a total of 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products.
CDC health officials state that 403 people in 30 states became ill after consuming the contaminated ground beef products, with 117 people being hospitalized for their severe symptoms. California was the hardest hit during the outbreak, with 143 people reporting illnesses there. Colorado had 60 illnesses and Arizona had 54 illnesses related to contaminated ground beef products.
Other states affected included Connecticut (1), Hawaii (5), Idaho (3), Iowa (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (5), Michigan (1), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Montana (10), New Mexico (23), New York (1), Nevada (14), Ohio (9), Oklahoma (10), Oregon (1), South Dakota (10), Texas (19), Utah (11), Washington (3), West Virginia (1), Wyoming (5).
Over 100 retailers sold the recalled beef throughout the US. Consumers should check freezers for ground beef products produced by JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, from July 26, 2018, through September 7, 2018. These beef products potentially contaminated with salmonella were sold under various brand names. Consumer should check for the establishment number EST 267, usually found inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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