On June 5th, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a recall for over 22,800 pounds of ground beef for a possible E. coli contamination. The possible contamination occurred at a Louisville-based wholesale food distributor know as Creation Gardens, Inc., while the possibly contaminated products were shipped to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. These risks were discovered after in-plant inspection personnel were notified of two positive E. coli test results. As a result, there are 27 product types subject to recall, all with the establishment number of “EST. 7914.”
This recall is considered Class I, and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service warned consumers not to eat ground beef products from Creation Gardens, Inc., advising consumers to either throw away or return these potentially dangerous products. Cautioning serious health risks, there is a “reasonable probability” that consumption of these products may lead to illness and even death.
What is E. coli and why is it so dangerous? E. coli is a bacteria, and if it contaminates your food or is somehow ingested, it can lead to dehydration, abdominal cramps, and bloody diarrhea for 2-8 days. The symptoms offer appear an average of 3-4 days after exposure. This sometimes-deadly bacteria can cause severe pain and requires immediate medical attention.
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If you or a loved one have consumed a recalled product and suffered as a result, you may have a case for personal injury. At Bahe, Cook, Cantley, & Nefzger, PLC, we are dedicated to pursuing justice for those who have faced medical consequences as a result of contamination or poisoning. As fellow consumers, we expect the restaurants we eat at and supermarkets we shop in to hold themselves to a high standard of food and safety. When this standard fails, our personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights to compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
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