Health Groups Push for Stronger USDA Meat Labeling Requirements

Health Groups Push for Stronger USDA Meat Labeling Requirements

Posted By Golomb & Honik || 7-Dec-2014

If you purchase and eat meat that has been tenderized by a machine, it’s important to realize that this type of meat might put you at an increased risk of contracting E. coli. TheHill.com recently highlighted this issue in a published article entitled “Health Groups Warn: Consumers in the Dark About E. Coli Risk.”

The article provides facts about the association between mechanically-tenderized meat products and E-coli. It cites reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which state that these products have caused five E. coli breakouts between 2003 and 2009, leading to hundreds of illnesses and at least one death. If you or a loved one contracted E. coli or another serious illness after eating contaminated meat, the deceptive food labeling attorneys at Golomb & Honik can protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

The health group mentioned in the article would like to see the following:

  • Better meat labeling requirements
  • Testing of mechanically-tenderized meat for pathogens
  • Requiring farmers to sanitize their equipment after each batch of mechanically-tenderized beef passes through

Deceptive food labeling can result in serious health risks, and your life can be put at risk. If you became sick as a result of deceptive food labeling or if you ate mechanically-tenderized meat and caught E. coli, Golomb & Honik are here to help.

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