Arizona based meat company JBS Tolleson has widened the amount of beef centered for their recall. They are recalling an additional 5.1 million pounds over salmonella contamination concerns.
How long has the recall been going on?
The recall began in October when the JBS Tolleson announced that it would be recalling 6.1 million pounds of beef over salmonella contamination. With the additional amount, the total amount of beef recalled to this point is over 11 million pounds. According to a Buzzfeed article, “as of Nov. 15, 246 people have gotten sick in 25 states. Of those, 59 people have been hospitalized, although no one has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” (Read our initial blog post on this story here).
Where was the beef sold?
The contaminated beef was sold by over 100 different retailers, including those located in Colorado such as Sprouts and Walmart. The beef is marked with the US Department of Agriculture’s inspection mark “EST. 267”. The meat is thought to be packaged between the dates of September 7th 2016- July 26th, 2018. Customers who have purchased these beef products are “urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase” as per a statement released by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (or FSIS).
What if I have been affected by this recall? What resources are available to me?
If you or a loved one have been affected as a result of of this recall, call our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on food borne illness at our website here for additional information.