Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna E. coli Outbreak


In conjunction with state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on March 23 that it had identified 14 cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness among residents Maryland (3 cases), New Jersey (2 cases), North Carolina (1 case), Ohio (2 cases) and Pennsylvania (6 cases). After an epidemiologic investigation, the cause of the 14 confirmed E. coli O157:H7 illnesses was determined to be contaminated Lebanon bologna products sold by Palmyra Bologna Products, Inc. Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc. has recalled approximately 23,000 pounds of potentially contaminated product.

E. coli O157:H7 Infection

E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes foodborne illness. Symptoms of E. coli infection include abdominal cramping and diarrhea, which can become bloody. In severe cases, E. coli can cause kidney failure or even death.

Recalled Bologna

The Lebanon bologna being recalled by Palmyra Bologna Products is a fermented, semi-dry sausage. This beef product has an appearance similar to salami. A full list of recalled bologna products can be found on the Food Safety and Inspection Service Website.

Seltzer's Lebanon bologna was distributed to various stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. As of March 25, 2011 contaminated bologna was known to be sold at the following locations:

Walmart: some locations in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

BJ's Wholesale Club (New Jersey): 1910 Deptford Center Road (Deptford NJ), and 152 Route 73 (Voorhees, NJ)

BJ's Wholesale Club (North Carolina): 2370 Walnut St., Cary, NC

BJ's Wholesale Club (PA): 1785 Airport Road, South, Allentown, PA

Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys

Marler Clark has called on Palmyra to put customer safety first. If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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