Carneco and Sam's Club E. coli LawsuitIn August, 2004, Carenco foods recalled nearly 500,000 pounds of frozen ground beef and beef patties due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The ground beef and beef patties, produced on June 21, 2004, had been distributed to Sam's Club stores and sold to consumers.
The E. coli-contaminated ground beef was epidemiologically linked to at least five illnesses by Minnesota and Wisconsin health officials.
Marler Clark's E coli lawyers filed an E. coli lawsuit against Carneco on September 24, 2004. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a nine-year-old boy who consumed "Northern Plains" ground beef patties produced by Carneco and sold at Sam's Club in July. His case was later resolved.