News of another outbreak – not linked to smoothies – emerged in the Eastern United States this weekend. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a press release early this afternoon regarding an ongoing outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The release identifies beef, veal, and bison products from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC as the source of the outbreak.

Seven Victims Identified in Eight Day Interagency Investigation

On September 16th, FSIS received notification of an investigation of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses. A collaborative effort by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FSIS identified the link between the cluster of illnesses and products from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

Based on current information from FSIS, seven individual illnesses associated with the outbreak have been confirmed so far.

The agencies identified cases in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The earliest case began on June 27th, with the most recent case identified occurred on September 4th. Investigators identified the source by conducting a traceback investigation, finding that 100% (5 of 5) outbreak patients with available traceback information consumed beef products from Adams Farms Slaughterhouse.

Products Implicated in Adams Farm E. coli Recall

According to FSIS, retail locations, restaurants and farmer’s markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut and eastern New York received direct shipments of the recalled items. However, FSIS notes that some of the products may have been shipped to “neighboring states in the immediate area.”

The contaminated products originated from animals slaughtered on July 15th, 25th and 27th and August 3rd, 8th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th and 26th. Further processing and packing of the products occurred between July 21st and September 22nd – as recently as two days ago.

Adams Slaughterhouse FSIS RecallAll of the raw intact and non-intact beef products, veal and bison packages bear the establishment number “EST. 5497” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The lot numbers implicated as as follows: 120361, 121061, 121761, 121861, 122161, 122261, 122361, 122461, 122861, 123061, 123161, 123261, 123561, 123661, 123861, 124561, 125261, 125861, 125961, 124261, 120461, 120961, 121161, 121661, 124461, 125061, and 126661.

 

The recall involves an enormous variety of products. The majority of the products, if not all, are listed below; however, consult the official FSIS press release to ensure that you do not have any recalled products in your possession from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

Beef Products Subject to Recall: Veal Products Subject to Recall: Bison Products Subject to Recall:
  • Beef Brisket
  • Ground Veal
  • Bison Brisket
  • Beef Club Steak
  • Osso Buco
  • Bison Club Steak
  • Beef Cuts
  • Veal Cutlets
  • Bison Cuts
  • Beef Flat Iron
  • Veal Cuts
  • Bison Flat Iron
  • Beef Flat Iron
  • Veal Loin Chops
  • Bison for Stewing
  • Beef for Stewing
  • Veal Rib Chops
  • Bison Heart
  • Beef for Stewing
  • Veal Roast
  • Bison Kabobs made from Top Round
  • Beef Heart
  • Veal Round Steak
  • Bison Liver
  • Beef Kabobs made from Top Round
  • Veal Shoulder
  • Bison Loin NY Shell Steak
  • Beef Liver
  • Veal Steak
  • Bison Oxtail
  • Beef Loin NY Shell Steak
  • Veal Stew Meat
  • Bison Soup Bones (Shanks)
  • Beef Oxtail
  • Veal Tenderloin
  • Bison Trim
  • Beef Soup Bones (Shanks)
  • Veal Trim
  • Boneless NY Sirloin Steak
  • Beef Trim
  • Veal Whole Carcass
  • Bottom Round Flat
  • Boneless NY Sirloin Steak
  • Bottom Round Roast
  • Boneless Rib Eye Steak
  • Chuck Roast Bone/In
  • Bottom Round Flat
  • Chuck Roast Boneless
  • Bottom Round Roast
  • Delmonico Steak
  • Chuck Roast Bone/In
  • Eye Round Roast
  • Chuck Roast Boneless
  • Face Rump
  • Delmonico Steak
  • Face Rump Roast
  • Eye Round Roast
  • Flank Steak
  • Face Rump
  • Ground Bison
  • Face Rump Roast
  • Ground Bison Patties
  • Flank Steak
  • London Broil Steak Cut from the Shoulder
  • Ground Beef
  • London Broil Steak made from Round
  • Ground Beef Patties
  • NY Sirloin Steak Bone/In
  • London Broil Steak Cut from the Shoulder
  • NY Strip Steak
  • London Broil Steak made from Round
  • Porterhouse Steak
  • NY Sirloin Steak Bone/In
  • Rib Eye Steak Boneless
  • NY Strip Steak
  • Rib Eye Steak With/Bone
  • Porterhouse Steak
  • Rolled Chuck Roast
  • Rib Eye Steak Boneless
  • Rolled Rib Roast
  • Rib Eye Steak With/Bone
  • Shoulder Roast
  • Rolled Chuck Roast
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Rolled Rib Roast
  • Sirloin Strip Steak
  • Shoulder Roast
  • Skirt Steak
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Standing Rib Roast
  • Sirloin Strip Steak
  • Tenderloin Steak
  • Skirt Steak
  • Top Butt
  • Standing Rib Roast
  • Top Round Roast
  • T-Bone Steak
  • Top Round Steak
  • Tenderloin Steak
  • Tri Tip Roast
  • Top Butt
  • Whole Chuck Bone/In
  • Top Round Roast
  • Whole Chuck Boneless
  • Top Round Steak
  • Whole Liver
  • Tri Tip Roast
  • Whole Rib Eye
  • Whole Beef Carcasses
  • Whole Sirloin Strip
  • Whole Chuck Bone/In
  • Whole Tenderloin
  • Whole Chuck Boneless
  • Whole Top Round
  • Whole Liver
  • Whole Rib Eye
  • Whole Sirloin Steak
  • Whole Sirloin Strip
  • Whole Tenderloin
  • Whole Top Round

*Recalled bison products are all from bison slaughtered on August 17th.


If you or a family member became ill have been diagnosed with E. coli and you would like to explore pursuing a legal claim, contact an attorney at Ron Simon & Associates for a free case evaluation by calling 1-888-335-4901 or filling out our free case evaluation form