Kentucky Woman’s Death Could be Linked with E. coli Food Poisoning

A 47-year-old Knox County woman died last Monday in Lexington, Kentucky, after being hospitalized with symptoms of E. coli food poisoning. Vickie Shelton’s death is being investigated for a possible link to recalled American Foods Group ground beef.

The ground beef recall was issued on November 24. American Foods Group of Green Bay, Wisconsin, recalled almost 96,000 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled ground beef had been distributed in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

Samples of the ground beef Shelton had reportedly consumed before becoming ill are being tested for E. coli contamination. At least two other cases of E. coli food poisoning connected with American Foods Group recalled ground beef have been reported.

For more information about this ground beef recall, please see November 25: American Foods Group Recall.

For more information about E. coli food poisoning, please see About E. coli and E. coli Symptoms and Complications.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of recent E. coli food poisoning outbreaks. If you or a loved one has been harmed by E. coli food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274 for a free case evaluation, or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form. To learn more about the Law Firm of Eric Weinberg, please see Food Poisoning Lawyer or E. coli Lawyer.


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