E. coli Lawsuit Lawyer Update: K2D Foods & Grant Park Packing Expand Recall

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E. coli Lawsuit Lawyer Update: K2D Foods & Grant Park Packing Expand Recall

Beef recalled in massive e. coli outbreak
  • Tony Coveny | May 24, 2019

E. coli Lawsuit Lawyer Update: More raw beef products recalled for e. coli

An additional 62,112 pounds of raw beef products may be contaminated with e. coli, a discovery made after random sample testing conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Two companies had announced recalls of ground beef products in April 2019: K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods in Carrolton, Georgia, and Grant Park Packing, based in Franklin Park, Illinois. Aurora Packing Company is the most recent to announce a recall of potentially contaminated ground beef products.

An e. coli outbreak linked to raw ground beef products has made 196 people sick in 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing its investigation into the multistate outbreak and no link has yet been made to the ground beef products distributed by Aurora Packing Company. However, the company, based in North Aurora, Illinois, is now recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw ground beef products that were packaged on April 19, 2019.

The FSIS discovered the issue with ground beef packaged by Aurora Packing Company during traceback activities conducted in response to random sample testing. The raw ground beef products were shipped across the US for further distribution and processing. Recalled ground beef packages can be identified by the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

E. coliO157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after consuming contaminated food. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. Anyone who experiences symptoms of e. coli contamination should seek emergency medical care immediately.

E. coli lawsuits often follow the serious injuries caused by E. col. hemolytic uremic syndrome lawsuits usually seek damages that include significant future-medical costs due to their severity.  To speak to a E. coli Lawsuit Lawyer or an experienced Hemolytic uremic syndrome lawsuit lawyer, call 1-888-335-45901.