According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 40,948 pounds of Tyson ground beef after a routine safety inspection ended up discovering a positive result of E.coli contamination.
The company, Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., is recalling the ground beef due to the risks associated with the E.coli O157:H7 contamination of the product. The product recalled is the Chuck Fine Ground Beef 80/20 that has a Best By date of November, 13. 2011. The product packaging also has EST. 245C printed on it.
There have no reported illnesses associated with the recalled product to date.
The recall is considered a Class I recall and is classified as ‘high’ risk.
Consumers with the recalled beef should stop using it immediately and contact the company at (866) 328-3156. for additional information.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I urge you to be mindful of threats from food-borne bacteria. If you have purchased a product that has been identified as a potential risk, return it to your place of purchase and contact the distribution company. If you’ve consumed a contaminated product and are experiencing symptoms, I encourage you to seek medical attention. If you’ve been seriously injured by eating food product, I urge you to contact a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about your legal options.