Have you purchased any halal ground beef from the Baraka Bakery and Grocery store in Nashville? If you have, you need to check the packaging. Products processed and packaged between April 19 and April 26 of this year could be contaminated with E. coli.
E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium. Ingesting it can lead to dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps lasting two to eight days. Generally, people recover within a week. However, some develop what is known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a condition that can lead to kidney failure, nervous system damage and even death.
It is unknown how many products were affected by the potential E. coli contamination. If you have purchased any of the affected meats, throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.
E. Coli Poisoning – Am I Entitled to Damages?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), E. coli causes 2,000 hospitalizations every year in the United States. E. coli contamination has led to several class action lawsuits across the last several decades.
Food producers have a duty of care to ensure the safety of consumers. When a company fails to prevent contamination in food, whether by E. coli, salmonella or any other kind of dangerous organism, that company can be held liable for infections and deaths the contamination causes. If you have suffered illness as a result of E. coli contaminated products, seek medical attention and discuss your case with a products liability attorney.
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