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E.coli Contamination Sickens Family, Prompts Recall

E. coli contamination has prompted Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. to recall 131,300 pounds of ground beef, according to recent news reports.

The Ohio Department of Health notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture after four children in an Ohio family were sickened by the bacteria. The incident occurred in Butler County, with sicknesses starting September 8 through September 11.

The products subject to recall are Kroger-brand ground beef with a product code D-0211 QW; Butcher’s Brand beef with a product code D-0211 LWIF; and generic label beef with a product code D-0211 LWI. All of the products affected had a best buy or freeze by label of September 12.

The company believes that the product has been consumed for the most part by now, given the expiration date. However, if you do have this product, they recommend you discard it or return it to your point of purchase for a refund.

As a personal injury attorney Federal Way, consumer health is something that I am very conscious of and I know that even with tough rules and regulations on manufacturers, mistakes can still be made. I encourage anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of food poisoning to seek immediate medical attention. The personal injury lawyer at our law firm sincerely hope that no one has been sickened by consuming the recalled ground beef.