A Fresno-based beef company is recalling hundreds of thousands of ground beef products because of concerns it may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella.

Salmonella, the bacteria found in nationwide outbreaks of contaminated peanut butter, spinach and tomatoes, was the second-leading cause of sole-source food illnesses in 2008.

If infected with salmonella, a person may become subject to many injuries such as food poisoning, which results in vomiting, fever, headache and fatigue.  In extreme cases a person may even suffer a wrongful death.

It seems odd to all of our San Diego personal injury lawyers that despite thorough food safety testing procedures, food that is hazardous to your health still slips through the cracks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says Beef Packers Inc. is recalling 825,769 pounds of ground beef produced between June 5, 2009 through June 23.

The recall announced says the beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 31913” printed on case code labels. The beef was distributed to retail distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah.

The USDA says because the beef was repackaged under different retail names, consumers should check with the store they bought beef from to determine if they’ve purchased any recalled beef.

Even though progress has been made in the safety inspection of foods product liability is still possible in any food you eat.  But who should be held accountable for the food that causes injuries to consumers?

Our personal injury lawyers believe in San Diego the manufacturer of any product that causes you or a loved one illness should be held liable for any and all pain and suffering you may endure.

Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer to find out how we may help you.  We look forward to providing good advice to help you make smart decisions about your case in either English or Spanish.