September 24, 2016: Adams Farm Beef Recall Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

Adams Farm Beef Recall News– On September 24, 2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC recalled multiple beef, veal, and bison products due to a potential E.coli contamination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the recalled Adams Farm beef products are the likely source of an outbreak that has sickened seven people with E. coli O157:H7.

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Adams Farm Beef Recall Information

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, has recalled beef, veal, and bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled beef products are from animals slaughtered on July 15 through 27, 2016 and August 3through 26, 2016, and further processed and packed on various dates between July 21, and September 22, 2016.

The beef products subject to the recall bear establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA mark of inspection and include several lot numbers and cuts of meat. The full list of recalled products and lot numbers can be found on the USDA website at Adams Farm Beef Recall.

Recalled Beef Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

On September 24, 2016, the CDC announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections were linked to beef products produced by Adams Farm. Seven illnesses were identified in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with illness onset dates ranging from June 27, 2016 to September 4, 2016. Trace back information was available for 5 case-patients and indicated that all 5 case-patients consumed beef products supplied by Adams Farms Slaughterhouse.

About E. coli

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. While many strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.

Symptoms Of E.coli Food Poisoning

According to the CDC symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.

The CDC reports that symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically begin 3-4 days after eating a contaminated food; however, symptoms may occur anywhere from 1 to 10 days following pathogen exposure.

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If you have been sickened in an E. coli food poisoning outbreak and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact the our firm at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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