About E. coli

From the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

About E. coli Blog

40 tons of hamburger patties may have E coli O157:H7, USA

The Food Safety & Inspection Services has announced that Quaker Maid Meats Inc, of Reading, Pennsylvania, is voluntarily recalling 40 tons of hamburger patties because they may be infected with E. coli O157:H7.
Most E.Coli strains reside harmlessly in human and animal intestines. However, the 0157:H7 strain can cause severe illness.

– Bloody diarrhea
– Abdominal Cramps
– Non-bloody diarrhea (less common)
– Fever is slight, sometimes no fever at all
– Sometimes there are no symptoms at all
– It usually goes away 5 or 10 days later
About one in fifty people infected go on to develop a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, in which the red blood cells die and the patient ends up with kidney failure.

Connect with Marler Clark


1012 First Avenue
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104


M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific

Call toll free:

1 (800) 884-9840

If you have questions about foodborne illness, your rights or the legal process, we’d be happy to answer them for you.