Bologna E. Coli Recall: Risk of Food Poisoning

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted March 24, 2011


A bologna recall has been issued in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, California and Colorado after an E. coli food poisoning outbreak has been linked to approximately 23,000 pounds of the meat distributed in those states. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential bologna food poisoning lawsuits for individuals who have been diagnosed with E. Coli after eating Seltzer’s Beef Labanon Bologna.


The U.S Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a Seltzer Beef Lebanon Bologna E. coli recall on March 22, impacting bologna manufactured by Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc.

The contaminated bologna may be linked to at least four cases of E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bologna food poisoning cases were reported in New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennyslvania between January 28 and February 12, 2011.

E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning can cause dehydration and can be potentially life-threatening if left untreated. Most healthy adults recover from E. coli food poisoning within a few weeks, but young children and the elderly could be at risk for more severe illness. In some cases, E. coli poisoning may lead to a form of kidney failure known as Hemolytic-Urenia Syndrome (HUS).

The bologna was distributed in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania and was produced in December. Consumers should be on the lookout for 6, 12 and 16-ounce packages of Seltzer’s Beef Lebanon Bologna with lot code 01351 and a best-by date of April 22, 2011. Retailers have been told to look for whole chub packages with lot codes 01351 or 06337 and best-by dates of Feb. 14, 2011, Feb. 15, 2011, Feb. 16, 2011 or Feb. 28, 2011; half chub packages with lot codes 01351 or 06337 and best-by dates of Apr. 6, 2011, Apr. 7, 2011, Apr. 16, 2011 or Apr. 19, 2011; and 12-pound bulk boxes with lot code 013151 and a best by date of Apr. 21, 2011. Each of the packages will have an establishment number of 474 in the USDA mark of inspection.


The food poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for individuals who have been hospitalized or required medical treatment for illnesses caused by E. coli after eating recalled bologna. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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