Today, the USDA’s food inspection branch (FSIS) announced the recall of 846,000 pounds of ground beef products produced by a California company called Huntington Meat Packing, Inc., due, of course, to potential contamination by E. coli O157:H7. In addition to ground beef produced early this month (Jan 2010), the recall includes ground beef products produced as far back as February 19 to May 15, 2008, due to the concern that some of these products may still be frozen in consumers’ homes. For anybody keeping a running tally, with the addition of today’s large recall, beef companies have recalled 1,640,000 pounds of beef products since November. Its a little scary to think where this number may end up come December 2010.
Food Poison Journal Authors
Drew Falkenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Washington in 1999 and his Juris Doctor degree in 2002 from Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated with honors. READ MORE
Bill Marler is an accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert on foodborne illness litigation. He began representing victims of food-borne illness in 1993, when he represented the most severely injured survivor of the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. Read More
In 1993, Bruce Clark became involved in foodborne illness litigation as an attorney for Jack in the Box restaurants in its E. coli O157:H7 personal injury litigation. The Jack in the Box litigation spanned more than four years and involved more than 100 lawsuits in four states. READ MORE
Patti Waller joined Marler Clark law firm in 2003 after working for twelve years in the Communicable Disease Program at the Washington State Department of Health. At the health department, Patti investigated food and water borne illnesses and outbreaks. READ MORE