Ground Beef Contaminated with E. Coli O157: H7 Prompts Massive Recall

Nov 09, 2015, 11:21 ET from The Merman Law Firm, P.C.

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Merman Law Firm in Houston, TX is investigating cases related to the Class I of beef products from All American Meats, Inc. issued after the United States Department of Agriculture discovered that 167,427 pounds of their products containing ground beef could be contaminated with Escherichia Coli (E. coli) O157: H7. Class I recalls are classified as recalls where a health hazard exists that is likely to cause adverse health consequences or death among those who use a particular product.

The recall, which announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service on October 30th, was prompted after a routine round of testing revealed that certain beef products, which could be traced back to All American Meats, Inc., were potentially contaminated with this form of bacteria. The contaminated products produced just two weeks earlier and shipped to various retail locations throughout the country.

E. coli is a type of naturally-occurring bacteria found in both the intestines of animals and humans, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When this bacteria found outside of the intestinal tract, however, it can cause those exposed to it to become very ill. For example, depending on the particular strain of E. coli, this bacteria can cause urinary tract infections, diarrhea, respiratory complications, and other illness that in some cases, can be fatal.

One common health problem caused by exposure to E. coli known is a hemolytic uremic syndrome. While people of any age can experience adverse symptoms from this condition, it typically results in the most hazardous complications in children and older adults. A person with HUS may bruise easily, find that his or her urine output decreases and have an unusually pale appearance.

Although the contaminated beef from this recent recall has the potential to harm many throughout the country, no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to the contaminated beef have been made at this point. However, FSIS as well as All American Meats, Inc., are concerned that consumers may still have some of this contaminated meat in their freezers.  Both organizations strongly encourage all consumers who might have purchased this contaminated beef to refrain from consuming it and either throw it away or return it to the location where they bought it. 

Those who find that they experience adverse health symptoms after consuming beef produced by All American Meats, Inc. should seek medical assistance immediately and reach out to experienced food poisoning lawyers in their area, like those at the Merman Law Firm, P.C., to receive legal guidance. Visit their website for more information at

The Food Poisoning Lawyers @ The Merman Law Firm
(888) 288-5846


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