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Minnesota company's food products recalled for E. coli fear


One of the most inherent acts of trust the people of Minnesota and across the country indulge in has to do with food. There is a belief that food manufacturers, purveyors and sellers will provide a safe product and there won't be a risk of consumer injury simply by eating certain items. There are, however, instances in which food products are found to be dangerous and have to be pulled from the shelves. Sometimes it is because there has been consumer injury or illness due to a product. At other times, there is simply a risk of some sort of problem and people, as of yet, have not been harmed. Regardless, it's important to be vigilant when it comes to food and possible recalls.

1,200 pounds of ground beef manufactured by a company in Minnesota were ordered recalled by the United States Department of Agriculture due to the risk of E. coli. It was during an inspection that the potential contamination was found. The products are in plastic and are not at any particular weight - there's a variety of sizes. They were sent out across the nation. As of now, there have not been any reports of illness, but there is a concern that customers might have the product in their freezer, so they must check the establishment number of the product to ensure its safety or danger.

When there is the chance that a defective product will hurt a consumer, it's important that those who have been affected know what to do. These issues can lead to illness, serious injury, massive medical costs and even fatalities. A company might have placed the product on the market in good faith and not realized that there was any kind of danger involved with it. In other situations, the company was negligent and didn't care that the product was placing people at risk. No matter the circumstances, those who might have been affected by a defective product need to know how to pursue compensation.

In this case, there has yet to be a report of a person or persons harmed by the meat. In spite of that, there's still a chance that it can make someone ill. If there is a suspicion that the beef led to illness, it's important to discuss the matter with a qualified legal professional as soon as possible.

Source: Minnesota.CBSLocal.com, "Minnesota Company Recalls Ground Beef," Nov. 23, 2014

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