The USDA issued a notice saying that approximately 900,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties manufactured by Flanders Provision Company was being recalled because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The Class I recall described the meat as being produced on various dates from February 21, 2006 to March 10, 2005. It had been distributed nationwide at the retail level, sold at Wal-Mart, and other retail centers. Several weeks later, the recall was expanded to include an additional 184,000 pounds of Flanders Provision Company ground beef patties produced on June 25, 2005.
A CDPHE epidemiologist stated, “. . . from our epidemiological standpoint there is little doubt that they were exposed to this contaminated ground beef.” The “contaminated ground beef” referenced was Flanders Provision Incorporated-produced product.
The E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark represented two brothers who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 and hemolytic uremic syndrome after eating E. coli-contaminated hamburgers, produced by Flanders, at a picnic. The cases were successfully resolved in early 2007.