Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 were reported from four states.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018.
Six people were hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. One person in Florida died.
On September 19, 2018, Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colorado recalled ground beef products.
Recalled ground beef products were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018 and were shipped to retailers nationwide.
Products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled ground beef and should check freezers and storage for recalled products.
If possible, retailers who received recalled ground beef should contact their customers to alert them of the recall.
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The E. coli lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections and have recovered over $650 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our E. coli lawyers have litigated E. coli and HUS cases stemming from outbreaks traced to ground beef, raw milk, lettuce, spinach, sprouts, and other food products. The law firm has brought E. coli lawsuits against such companies as Jack in the Box, Dole, ConAgra, Cargill, and Jimmy John’s. We have proudly represented such victims as Brianne Kiner, Stephanie Smith and Linda Rivera.
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