Raw Beef E. Coli Lawsuit Lawyer: Second company recalls raw ground beef products
Two companies have now announced recalls of raw ground beef products potentially linked to the e. coli outbreak affecting consumers in at least ten states. On April 23, K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods in Carrolton, Georgia, recalled approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. On April 24, Grant Park Packing, based in Franklin Park, Illinois, recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with the same strain of e. coli.
Grant Park Packing shipped its potentially contaminated ground beef products to Minnesota for further distribution and to Kentucky for institutional use. In the continuing investigation being conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state health officials, it has been determined that many of the consumers who became ill had eaten ground beef products in a restaurant.
Recalled raw ground beef products distributed by Grant Park Packing were produced on October 30-31, 2018, and November 1, 2018. They include 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT” marked “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY” with lot code GP.1051.18 and pack dates 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 21781” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Raw Beef E. Coli Lawsuit Lawyer Update: The e. coli outbreak has now caused 156 illnesses across 10 states – all from E. coli O103, a distinct form of E. coli that is distinct form the more common E. coli O157:H7. Health officials expect the number of illnesses as well as the number of states impacted to increase, as more reports come in from medical facilities treating victims. The lag-time form illness to being counted in the official numbers can be as long as three to four weeks. Many victims will also never be counted because they did not provide a stool specimen for a stool culture.
According to Raw Beef E. Coli Lawsuit Lawyer Ron Simon, “thee victims are all entitled to seek damages in a Raw Beef E. Coli Lawsuit against the manufacturers. I suspect we are only days away form FDA and CDC identifying the source of the contamination.”