May 1, 2019 — Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Illinois has recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O103.
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and other federal health agencies are testing the recalled ground beef to determine if it is linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli that has sickened over 150 people.
At this time, the USDA believes that “there is no definitive link between this positive product and the ongoing E. coli O103 outbreak.”
Grant Park Packing recalled the following products, produced on October 30, October 31, and November 1, 2018:
- 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT” marked “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY” with lot code GP.1051.18 and pack dates 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018
The recalled ground beef is labeled with the establishment number “EST. 21781” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to distributors in Minnesota and Kentucky for institutional use.
To avoid illness with E. coli bacteria, consumers should only eat ground beef that has been cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.
Most people who are infected with E. coli O103 develop diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover within a week, but some people develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.
Do I have a Ground Beef E. Coli Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E. coli induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli after eating recalled ground beef, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.