Earlier this month, the CDC reported a multistate outbreak once again linking ground beef to salmonella. Last year, close to 200,000 lbs of ground beef had deadly bacteria. Experts think this could be another dangerous ground beef recall.
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. The bacteria usually live in animal and human intestines and shed through feces. Consuming contaminated water or food spreads the infection to humans. Symptoms last two to seven days. Diarrhea may last up to 10 days, however, it may take several months before bowels return to normal. However, salmonella can develop into typhoid fever. This is a deadly disease. About 300 people get typhoid fever in the United States each year. About 22 million cases of typhoid fever and 200,000 related deaths occur worldwide each year.
Ground Beef Recall
Central Valley Meat Co., Inc., a Hanford, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,222 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella. Central Valley Meat Co. produced the ground beef on July 23, 2019. The dangerous packages are:
- 1-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 96% LEAN 4% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 2-lb. chub packages of “STATER BROS. 100% PURE GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN 7% FAT” with lot 2049 on the retail label; lot 19204 on the case label; and Use By 08-14-19.
- 20-lb. cases containing “STATER BROS 93/7 Ground Beef 10# Chub 10 Lb. Chubs/ 2 Count” with lot 19204 on the case label and Use By 08-14-19.
The ground beef recall involves those products with an establishment number of “EST. 6063A” printed on the retail labels next to the lot number and inside the USDA mark of inspection on the case labels. Central Valley Meat Co. shipped these to retail locations in California.
Even though these products were shipped to California, there have been 10 patients in six different states ill since August 8, 2019. The latest case was on September 22, however, this doesn’t mean the danger is over. Officials think this is the beginning of another largescale ground beef recall.
Help After Food Poisoning
Food poisoning lawsuits play an important role in keeping food systems safe. These lawsuits hold negligent corporations accountable. Plus, it shows lawmakers that food safety is imperative. When people are injured from outbreaks caused by bacteria or viruses, most of the time it is from a manufacturer is negligent. The company is fully aware of its potentially dangerous practices and do not correct it. Thus, customers’ lives are endangered.