Posted on: August 29, 2011
Cargil, the company currently involved in a massive recall of ground turkey tainted with Salmonella, has filed a lawsuit against another company, alleging it of contaminating its beef, according to news reports.
“Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Friday against an Omaha meatpacking plant that it says supplied tainted beef that sickened more than a dozen people, according to news reports.
Cargill claims beef trimmings it bought from Greater Omaha Packing Co. was tainted with E. coli before they turned them into ground beef for sale. That beef caused four children to fall ill, leading to a 845,000 pound recall.
“The lawsuit requested a jury trial and seeks unspecified monetary damages to cover the costs of the recall, lost profits, damage to reputation and attorneys’ fees,” according to news reports.
As personal injury lawyer in Moncks Corner , I’m saddened to hear about these food poisoning outbreaks. I urge consumers to properly cook their ground meat and avoid cross contamination to prevent getting sick.
I urge anyone who purchased the recalled meat to stop using it and throw it away. Consumers should also be careful when handling the raw meat, as bacteria could spread by cross-contamination. While we don’t handle this kind of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact a Moncks Corner personal injury lawyer who can help.