First Class Foods, Inc. has recalled 34,373 pounds of ground beef for a potential E. Coli contamination, after a sample taken from the distributor tested positive. The meats were processed from December 7-16th and shipped to California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolia, Wisconsin, and Washington. Costumers are advised to check their ground meat to see if it was a package distributed by First Class Foods. “EST. 18895″ is printed on all affected meat packages. According to news reports, consumers in the affected regions should check their refrigerators and freezers to see if a packaged ground beef they purchased is part of the recall.
No reported illnesses have resulted from the E. Coli contamination, and as a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I hope no one becomes sick or experiences personal injury due to the unsafe meat. If you have any questions regarding the recall, contact 310-676-2500. The symptoms of E. Coli poisoning can be very serious, and include bloody diarrhea and dehydration which may lead to kidney failure in severe instances. People with weaker immune systems, including children and the elderly, are especially susceptible to complications. If you think you may have food poisoning, seek medical treatment immediately with your physician, because it may become worse over time.