The CDC has announced a new outbreak of E. coli illnesses that has been traced back to ground beef in select HelloFresh meal kits shipped from July 2 to July 21, 2022. The ground beef was packed in 10-oz. plastic vacuum-packed packages inside a variety of HelloFresh meal kits. It was labeled “GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN/15% FAT and the packages have “EST.46841” inside the USDA inspection mark and “EST#46841 L1 22 155” or “EST#46841 L5 22 155” on the side of the packaging.
OFT’s E. Coli Lawyers are actively investigating this outbreak and will pursue maximum compensation for our clients. This page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on the page for a free consultation.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection can vary, but the most common indications of an infection are:
Like many bacteria and viruses, E. coli has an incubation period. This is a delay between when someone is exposed to the bacteria and when that person displays symptoms. For E. coli, the incubation period can last between one and 10 days, with an average of three-four days for when symptoms begin to show.
E. coli often starts as an upset stomach and non-bloody diarrhea, which will then escalate over several days.
Up to 10% of individuals suffering from an E. coli infection develop HUS, which is a life-threatening condition. HUS develops about seven days after the first E. coli symptoms appear and when the diarrhea is improving. HUS can cause a person’s kidneys to stop working. If you notice the signs, you should get yourself or loved one to the hospital for treatment right away.
Symptoms of HUS include:
Many people diagnosed with HUS recover within a few weeks with proper treatment. However, HUS can cause permanent physical harm or even death.
OFT Law offers free consultations with experienced foodborne illness attorneys to anybody potentially impacted by the outbreak. Our legal know-how and courtroom experience has helped get compensation for thousands of clients, and we’d love for you to be next. Call us at (866) 440-2423 today to learn more about how we can best serve you.