JBS Beef Salmonella Outbreak

On October 4, the FSIS announced a recall of approximately 6,500,966 pounds of raw, non-intact beef products produced by BS Tolleson, Inc. and packaged by JBS Tolleson Inc. The products may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

To date, 333 people have been sickened across 28 states, with onset dates ranging from August 5- October 16. The numbers by state are: Arizona 50, California 107, Colorado 58, Connecticut 1, Hawaii 4, Idaho 3, Iowa 2, Illinois 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Michigan 1, Massachusetts 1, Minnesota 2, Mississippi 1, Missouri 3, Montana 8, New, Mexico 11, Nevada 13, Ohio 9, Oklahoma 6, Oregon 1, South Dakota 9, Texas 19, Utah 11, Washington 3, West Virginia 1, and Wyoming 5. 91 people have been hospitalized. 

The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: (Products List | Product Labels (PDF only)).

Symptoms of salmonella include:

·       Diarrhea

·       Abdominal cramps

·       Fever of 100-102 F

·       Bloody diarrhea

·       Vomiting

·       Headache

·       Body aches

Symptoms typically appear 6-72 hours after eating contaminated food and last for 3-7 days without treatment. If you or a family member experienced symptoms, contact your local health department.

 Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients.  Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.  The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

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