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66 Tons of Colorado Ground Beef Recalled for E.coli Contamination

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USDA and CDC Report Massive Amounts of Contaminated Ground Beef from Fort Morgan, CO

On Wednesday the USDA announced the recall of over 66 tons of ground beef due to suspected E.coli contamination. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 person has died and at least 17 people have fallen ill after consuming recalled ground beef products.

The ground beef that is being recalled was created using the chuck portion of the cow carcass and is believed to be contaminated with E.coli. All 132,606 pounds of meat being recalled came from Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan and have been distributed to stores throughout Colorado and the rest of the country.

Which Ground Beef Products Have Been Recalled?

If you have recently purchased any of the recalled ground beef products below (all of which contain the Cargill Meat Solutions establishment code EST. 86R), you are urged to throw them away immediately:

  • 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646
  • 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773
  • 20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935
  • 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416
  • 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405
  • 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413
  • 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241

If you are still unsure whether the ground beef you have purchased is safe to eat, click hereto view labels of recalled products.

Signs You May Have Eaten Contaminated Ground Beef

If you have consumed any of the above ground beef products since June 21, 2018, there is a chance you may have been exposed to E.coli virus.

Seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of E.coli infection:

  • Severe abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea (can be bloody in severe cases)
  • Vomiting
  • Fever of 100 – 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of appetite

Most people heal from E.coli infections in a matter of days, but people with weakened immune systems (such as the young and elderly) are more likely to experience extreme sickness and death following E.coli exposure.

We Serve Those Affected by E.Coli Contamination in Denver

Our team at Denver Trial Lawyers may be able to help if you or someone you love has suffered as a result of eating contaminated ground beef packaged at the Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, CO, in the past 3 months. It is the responsibility of meat packaging companies and distributors to ensure the safety of each product before it hits the market for consumption, and we are here to help you hold them accountable when they fail to do so. We may be able to help you pursue fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs incurred because of the negligent behavior that led to your illness.

Connect with one of our product liability lawyers in Denveras soon as possible by calling (303) 586-3638 today.

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