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E. coli Outbreak Linked to Sally Jackson Cheeses

Public health officials across the country are investigating the E. coli outbreak. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), three types of cheese that are subject to recall for E. coli contamination are all soft raw milk cheeses in various sized pieces. The products do not have labels or codes. The cow and sheep milk cheeses are wrapped in chestnut leaves, the goat cheese is wrapped in grape leaves and all are secured with twine. The cheeses may have an outer wrapping of waxed paper.

Sally Jackson Cheese Recall

Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, WA recalled all cheese products for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination on December 17, 2010. The cow, goat, and sheep cheeses being recalled by Sally Jackson Cheese were made with raw (unpasteurized) milk and distributed nationwide. According to the FDA, the cheeses were distributed to restaurants, distributors, and retail stores.

E. coli O157:H7

E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness, that is often characterized by bloody diarrhea. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Lawyers

If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after eating Sally Jackson Cheese 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 infections in claims since the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

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