An investigation is currently underway involving a recall of 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties. The product, made by Sysco in Seattle, was recalled due to the potential for an E. coli contamination. An investment fraud attorney said, “We are investigating to determine if there have been any food borne illness victims from this potentially adulterated meat, and to identify possible parties who may be liable under the theory of strict liability.” The recall comes in the wake of a meat recall in Canada that traced an e. coli contamination to a food processor in Ontario. The food manufacturer, New Foods, was found to be at-fault and went bankrupt. Sysco purchased the meat from the same manufacturer and it was sold throughout several states. “The symptoms of infection with this E. coli strain may include bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and kidney failure, and is especially ravaging on both the young and old,” according to news reports .
As a Florence personal injury lawyer , my thoughts are with everybody harmed by an unsafe food product. Please check to see if you own any meat included in this recall and make sure it is thrown away or returned immediately. If you believe you have a legal case relating to an unsafe food, discuss it with a personal injury attorney . When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your case.