A meat supply company, All American Meats, Inc., has issued a recall for over 167,000 pounds of ground beef due to a possible E. coli contamination. According to the USDA, a routine sampling indicated that the meat was contaminated with E. coli. The ground beef was shipped to several retailers throughout the country. Fortunately, no illnesses have yet been reported. E. coli can cause infections resulting in symptoms including bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. The infection can result in serious illnesses that require hospitalization that could even lead to death. The ground beef recall coincides with another E. coli outbreak causing Chipotle to close several of their restaurants. All of the recalled ground beef is labeled with the Best By Date of 11-03-2015. Anyone in possession of the meat should discard or return to the place of purchase.
Food manufacturers are subject to rules and regulations set forth by the USDA to ensure that a safe product is being distributed. In the event that the manufacturers negligence causes an illness, injury, or death, the affected individual may have grounds for a product liability case. In fact, product liability laws are enforced for manufacturers of all products. Dangerous and unsafe products result in thousands of injuries, illnesses, and deaths every year.
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