Over five million additional pounds of raw beef products have been added to a national recall. The recall was issued over worries about a salmonella contamination. According to federal officials, 246 people in 26 states have been sickened by the contamination.
Initially, the recall was for 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products. That recall was issued in early October. This week, another five million pounds of beef was recalled. Officials say they are concerned that the recalled beef could be in consumers’ freezers.
The affected products were produced and packaged at an Arizona facility owned by JBS Tolleson from July 26 through September 7, and were shipped to nationwide retailers under a variety of brand names. Some of those included in the recall include Gourmet Burger, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Showcase, and JBS Generic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 people in Texas have been infected with the outbreak. Anyone with questions about the recall can call the JBS consumer hotline.
If a consumer becomes infected with salmonella, the individual can experience diarrhea, cramping, and fever. Most people recover, but the elderly, very young, and those with weakened immune systems are likely to be hospitalized.
If you or a loved one has been infected by eating tainted food, you should speak with an attorney. You may have a legal right to compensation. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case, or visit us on LinkedIn.