Attention New Yorkers, Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli

A massive recall has been issued for approximately 8,000 pounds of beef products distributed by a Pennsylvania company. The effected beef was sold in multiple states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.

The following products (believed to have been produced between August 19th and September 19th) are subject to recall:

• 20-pound cases containing four packages of 5-pound ground beef 80/20;

• 10-pound packages of “Camellia Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 6235 and 6242;

• 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package codes 6242 and 6237;

• 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Beef Pattie 80/20 Flat,” with package code 6237;

• recalled Silver Springs Farm ground beef patties10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger Flat,” with package code 6235;

• 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Burger 80/20,” with package code 6237;

• 10-pound packages of “Silver Springs Farm Gourmet Beef Pattie 80/20,” with package code 6242; and

• various sandwich steak products produced by the recalling firm (Silver Springs Farm)

The recall was issued after E.coli was discovered during a route verification sampling. There has yet to be any confirmed instances of illness or adverse reactions tied to the beef products. 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is instructing anyone who purchased the products listed above to discard of or return to the place of purchase.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, changes in appetite, nausea, fatigue, fever, and in some cases vomiting. Children, pregnant women, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to developing complications if E. coli is ingested. 

An E. coli infection has the potential to cause severe, life threating complications.  It is the responsibility of manufactures to sell consumer safe products. If you or a loved one became ill after consuming contaminated food contact us today to learn more about your legal options.  

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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