April 25, 2019 — A lawsuit was filed by a woman who was hospitalized with E. coli after she ate recalled ground beef sold by K2D Foods.
On April 23, K2D Foods recalled over 113,000 pounds of raw ground beef because some of it tested positive for E. coli O103, according to the USDA.
The next day, another recall was announced by Grant Park Packing in Illinois for about 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef due to a risk of E. coli contamination.
Health officials are still trying to determine whether the ground beef is linked to an ongoing outbreak of food poisoning that has sickened at least at least 156 people in 10 states with E. coli O103.
K2D Food was hit with a lawsuit by Melissa Carmicle, a woman from Kentucky who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection in March after she ate recalled ground beef.
Carmicle spent 3 days in the hospital because her kidneys were failing. After she was sent home, she began suffering seizures, and was re-admitted to the hospital.
She is seeking damages in excess of $75,000, according to the lawsuit. She also accuses K2D of failing to properly test and monitor its ground beef products for E. coli contamination.
As of April 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that ground beef is linked to 156 cases of E. coli O103 in the following 10 states: Florida (3), Georgia (33), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (65), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (8), Tennessee (41), and Virginia (2).
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