May 15, 2014: Wolverine Packing Beef Recall – E. coli Food Poisoning Linked to Ground Beef

Wolverine Packing Beef Recall Announcement
The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) reported that on May 15, 2014, Wolverine Packing Company of Detroit, Michigan recalled approximately 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to a multistate E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported that as of May 16, 2014, a total of 11 persons were infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O157:H7 across 4 states. The number of E. coli food poisoning outbreak victims was reported as follows: Massachusetts (1), Michigan (5), Missouri (1), and Ohio (4). Illness onset dates ranged from April 22, 2014 to May 2, 2014.

Wolverine Packing Beef Recall Product Information

According to FSIS, the recalled ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014, and bear the establishment number “EST. 2574B” with a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14” between “03 31 14” and “04 18 14”.  The recalled ground beef was shipped to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. The recall announcement also stated that the recalled ground beef was not distributed to the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch Program, or catalog/internet sales.  A full list of ground beef products that were recalled can be viewed at the FSIS website.

E. coli Symptoms

Symptoms of E. coli infection may include severe abdominal cramps, fever, vomiting, watery or bloody diarrhea, and dehydration. Some individuals may develop a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The very young, elderly, and immunocompromised are at greatest risk for experiencing complications due to E. coli infection.

What You Can Do If You Suspect E. coli Food Poisoning

E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning can be fatal.  If you are experiencing E. coli food poisoning symptoms, or have a health related question contact your healthcare professional.  He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection.  Let your doctor know that you may have consumed or handled a recalled ground beef product.

E. coli Lawsuits and Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you are diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case by selecting E. coli Lawsuit Evaluation, or call us toll free at 877-934-6274.  Our phones are answered 24/7.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks nationwide.  Please see Medication Mistake Lawsuits, Salmonella Lawyer and Listeria Lawyer to learn about our additional legal services..


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