Cincinnati-area E. coli outbreak traced to ground beef served at restaurants
The Cincinnati Health Department is reporting that at least two E. coli cases may be tied to contaminated ground beef produced by J.B. Meats and consumed at yet to be named restaurants. The victims consumed ground beef on July 16 and 17 and began experiencing E. coli symptoms on July 20 and 21.
Cincinnati-Area E. coli Outbreak and Ground Beef Recall
Following a Cincinnati Health Department investigation, a possible link was made between ground beef produced by J.B. Meats on July 15 and the E. coli outbreak. As a result, the company has recalled a year's worth of production -- 72,800 pounds of ground beef. Products subject to recall for potential E. coli contamination are dated August 18, 2010 through August 18, 2011 and are 5 and 10 pound clear packages of ground beef and beef patties of various sizes. They were distributed to Cincinnati-area restaurants.
E. coli Infection and Symptoms
E. coli O157:H7 is potentially fatal pathogen typically contracted through consumption of contaminated food or water. Symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, dehydration or even kidney failure and death. The elderly, very young, and people with weak immune systems are especially susceptible to E. coli.
Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys
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.
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