National Meat and Provisions Recalls Beef and Veal Products in Louisiana Due to Possible E. coli Contamination
Posted on: October 31, 2016 Food Poisoning Lawyer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that National Meat and Provisions issued a Class I recall of approximately 2,349 pounds of beef and veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli. According to the USDA Recall Classifications, a Class I recall is a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
Recalled Beef and Veal Products in Louisiana
National Meat and Provisions provided sampling for testing during a quarterly inspection. It was during the September 29, 2016 inspection that a positive STEC sample was found. To date, there have been no known adverse effects reported. The recalled products have establishment number EST. M-22022 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were shipped to a distributor as well as hotels, restaurants and institutions in Louisiana. Labels of the products subject to this recall can be found here.
Consuming Food Contaminated with E. coli
People who eat food contaminated with E. coli can become ill within 2-8 days, with the average being 3-4 days. Usually they will experience symptoms such as bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Most people will recover within a week, but some cases will be more severe and lost longer. Rarely, a more severe infection could develop called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). While HUS can occur at any age, it is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of HUS include easy bruising, an unhealthy pale appearance, and decreased urine output. People experiencing symptoms associated with HUS should seek emergency care immediately.
If you think you have consumed any of these recalled products and are experiencing the symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately. If you have purchased these products, the USDA recommends that you do not consume them and either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
Diagnosed With Food Poisoning?
If you or a loved one has experienced E. coli food poisoning from the recalled beef or veal in Louisiana, call the food poisoning lawyers at Feeney Law Firm. Our firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by food poisoning. Want more information? Go to our food poisoning lawyers page to learn more or call us today at 1-800-514-4373 for your free consultation.