A Los Angeles meat company is conducting a recall of their ground beef due to a possible E. coli contamination, according to recent news sources.
About 375,000 pounds of ground beef are subject to recall. The meat was shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada and was produced between September 7 and October 6, 2011. The meat has “EST.4873” stamped inside the United States Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.
The contamination was found by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services during routine testing at Commercial Meat Company.
No illnesses in relation to the recall have been reported. However, E. coli is a bacteria that can cause life-threatening infection. Especially at risk are the elderly, young children, and those with compromised immune systems.
As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I have seen food recalls like this one and know that, with as much testing goes into food products before manufacturers send them to market, mistakes can still be made. Although the product defect lawyer at our law firm does not handle these type of cases there are food recall lawyers out there that can help your or a loved one if you have been affected by a recall such as this one.