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Something’s Happening Here – AGAIN

In the last few weeks Marler Clark has been contacted by victims, mostly parents of young children, of E. coli O157:H7. The food they consumed is primarily hamburger, but lettuce has also been implicated. Four recalls of E. coli O157:H7 contaminated meat have also been announced in the last month. There are at least two outbreaks in Utah. To borrow from Buffalo Springfield, “Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Some of the recent recalls are:
TENNESSEE FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF FOR POSSIBLE E. COLI O157:H7 CONTAMINATION
August 5, 2006 – Southeastern Meats, a Chattanooga, Tenn., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,337 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

TEXAS FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF FOR POSSIBLE E. COLI O157:H7 CONTAMINATION

August 4, 2006 – Plains Meat Company, LTD., a Lubbock, Texas, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 13,078 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
GEORGIA FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF FOR POSSIBLE E COLI O157:H7 CONTAMINATION
July 31, 2006 – Ray’s Wholesale Meats, a White, Ga., firm, is voluntaryily recalling approximately 120 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
MARYLAND FIRM RECALLS GROUND BEEF FOR POSSIBLE E. COLI O157:H7 CONTAMINATION
July 17, 2006 – George G. Ruppersberger & Sons, Inc., a Baltimore, Md., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 315 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.