E. Coli Contamination Reason for Recall of Several Meat Products Sold by New York Meat Market

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Hamilton Corner Meat Market Inc. is recalling all packages of in-store sliced deli turkey, in-store sliced deli ham and in-store ground beef that were sold on September 29th of this year due to E. coli 0157:H7 being detected.  Patrick Hooker, New York State Agriculture Commissioner, announced the alert on Friday October 8th.

The recalled meat products were sold on a per-order basis at the meat department of Hamilton Corner Meat Market.  All products were coded with the date of purchase, so consumers can look at any packages they may have in their homes to determine if they bought the product on September 29th.  These meat products were only sold at Hamilton Corner Meat Market located at 1 Hamilton Place, New York, New York.

The store closed the meat processing section and deli voluntarily after lab findings led food inspectors to seize and destroy all of the non-prepackaged products in the meat case.  New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors took samples of the deli meats and ground beef, which led to to the detection of E. coli bacteria.  So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Nearly three weeks ago, Hamilton Corner Meat Market recalled all packages of ground beef sold in bulk on September 7, 2010 because of the presence of salmonella.  It sounds as if though consumers need to be very cautious of deli or packaged meat sold at the market.

E. coli and salmonella produce similar symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea, fever and diarrhea that may be bloody at times.  While these symptoms usually pose no serious risks to healthy individuals, some people are at an increased risk of developing severe and even life-threatening complications.  These individuals include very young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with a compromised immune system.

Those at an increased risk should seek medical attention immediately if you develop symptoms and suspect food poisoning.

If you have eaten foods that have caused you to become ill and you suspect E. coli or salmonella, contact a reputable New York food poisoning attorney to learn if you may be eligible for compensation of costs related to your illness.