Palmyra Bologna Company is recalling some of its deli products following reports the food is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to news reports.
Nearly 23,000 pounds of deli-sliced and packaged Seltzer's Regular Beef Lebanon Bologna is affected by the recall.
So far, four reports of E. coli poisoning has been connected to the product, which includes:
"Seltzer's Regular Beef Lebanon Bologna in 6, 12 and 16-ounce packages - with Lot Number 01351 and 'Best By' dates of April 20 to April 22"
The bologna was sold in stores in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, according to news reports. The recalled bologna is "probably no longer in stores," but rather in people's homes. Seltzer's Lebanon Bologna produced this year is not affected by the recall.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to check their refrigerators for this brand of bologna and throw it out or return it to the store of purchase for a refund. E. coli is a potentially fatal foodborne illness that can cause a diarrheal illness and develop into kidney failure. Consumers should also be aware of cross contamination of E. coli from the tainted food. If you believe you were sickened by a foodborne bacteria contact a doctor and have your case evaluated by a North Charleston personal injury lawyer .