The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported recently that the Schnucks grocery store in Crestwood has issued a voluntary recall of ground beef after a meat counter employee noticed a problem with the grinder in which the ground beef was prepared.
The store, which is located on Watson Road in Crestwood, issued a recall of the twelve packages of ground beef it sold to various customers between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2010. It was around 10:30 a.m. that Sunday morning that a Schnucks employee noticed the meat grinder was damaged in a way that could have resulted in metal shavings ending up in the ground beef. The twelve packages sold Sunday morning are the only ground beef packages the store believes may be affected by the damage to the meat grinder.
So far, no injuries have been reported to the grocery store, nor has any customer complained about finding metal shavings in their ground beef. Nevertheless, the grocery store issued the recall as a precaution. The Schnucks store in Crestwood is the only Schnucks grocery affected by this recall.
A wide number of state and federal regulations are in place to prevent dangerous or deadly contaminants from entering the foods we buy. When a mistake is made, food may become contaminated, and the people who eat it may suffer. Food recalls are one way that food sellers and preparers attempt to protect the public when mistakes occur, but in some cases, a recall becomes a case of “too little, too late.”
If you or a loved one has been injured or become ill after eating contaminated food or food subject to a recall, you have certain legal rights. The experienced St. Louis defective product injury attorneys at Page Law can help you understand those rights and will fight to protect them in court. If you have suffered illness or injury from eating recalled or contaminated food, please contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Page Law today. Call us at (314) 322-8515 today for a free consultation.