Salmonella Beef Outbreak Lawyer

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Salmonella Beef Outbreak Lawyer

Did you or a loved one develop a Salmonella infection after eating ground beef products?

If so, The Lange Law Firm, PLLC can help.  We understand how to investigate and handle food poisoning cases and can help you and your family with a legal claim for serious illness.  We believe that food producers, restaurants, and stores need to be held accountable for selling contaminated food.  The consultation is free and we never charge a fee unless we recover money on your behalf. Call 833.330.3663 for a free consultation.

How Do I Know If I Have a Salmonella Infection from this Outbreak?

Only a doctor can make a diagnosis of Salmonella infection. If you have eaten ground beef and have become sick, urgent medical attention is highly recommended. Also, early medical treatment can greatly reduce the risk for long-term complications.

It is best not to panic, but it is a good idea to monitor your health and symptoms in the days after eating the ground beef products.

The Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s epidemiological investigation has identified 57 Salmonella Newport illnesses from 16 states. The states with illnesses have not yet been released.

The illness onset dates range from August 5 to September 6, 2018. The health conditions of those with Salmonella infections linked to this outbreak and recall have not been released at this time.

Thus far, fortunately, it appears that no one has died.

The outbreak is expected to rise as illnesses are reported and are still pending return of testing results may not yet be linked to the outbreak.

The Recall

JBS Tolleson, Inc. announced today it is recalling ground beef products do to possible Salmonella contamination. The FSIS notice reported the following products are subject to recall: [Products List (PDF) (or XLSX) | Product Labels (PDF only)].

JBS Tolleson packaged the products from July 26, 2018 through September 7, 2018 with establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The company shipped them nationwide under brand names Walmart, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Showcase, Showcase/Walmart and JBS Generic.

FSIS further announced:

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said in announcing the recall. It is a good idea to take a picture of the products and keep your receipt, just in case you may be sick.

Monitor Your Health

Even if you are not sick, it is a good idea to monitor your symptoms for the time being. It is also a good idea though to hang onto your receipt, just in case you do develop symptoms of a Salmonella illness. If you suspect you have become infected with Salmonella after eating ground beef, medical attention is recommended.

"Candess & Jory were extremely valuable resources for me when I contracted food poisoning. They guided me through every step of the legal process from start to finish, always willing to answer questions and be fully transparent. They were able to secure a settlement for me, but what I valued more was how truly concerned they were about my health and well-being beyond my case. I would gladly recommend Candess & Jory to anyone looking for attorneys who will fight on their behalf and really care about their clients."


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Salmonella – Quick Facts

* The onset of symptoms of a Salmonella infection occur between 6 hours and 3 days.

* Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Sick feeling in stomach
  • Cold and chills
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody Stools

*  In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the ill person requires hospitalization.

* Salmonella infections can spread to other body systems and into the bloodstream.

* Potential long-term complications of Salmonella infections include: reactive arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.

57 Confirmed Illnesses
16 States
Salmonella Newport Outbreak Bacteria

The Investigation

As the investigation continues, more cases and states are likely to be linked to the outbreak.  Because it typically takes 2 to 4 weeks for illnesses to be linked to an outbreak, there are likely more illnesses out there.

FSIS confirmed in its announcement that:

“The first store receipt potentially linking the purchase of FSIS-regulated product to a case-patient was received on September 19, 2018; FSIS was then able to begin traceback of ground beef products. To date, eight case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers, which have enabled product traceback investigations.  FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state public health and agriculture partners have now determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. Traceback has identified JBS as the common supplier of the ground beef products.”

If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized after eating ground beef products, call our Salmonella Lawyer right away.  We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.

Meet the Attorney

Jory became a lawyer to help make our communities and families safer.

When corporations sell food contaminated with Salmonella, Jory helps the families who have been harmed.  One of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, Jory has helped families from California to Florida, from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, and in states across the nation.

Jory is offering free initial consultations to those infected with Salmonella about their legal rights.  For 15 years, Jory has dedicated his law practice to helping families who have been injured by corporations.

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