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An Ohio law firm has filed a product liability lawsuit against Kroger in connection with the recent E. coli outbreak connected to beef sold by the retailer. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Pickerington, Ohio, resident who purchased ground beef from a Kroger store in the Columbus area and subsequently contracted E. coli poisoning from the contaminated beef, which has been recalled by Kroger.

Nebraska Beef has been identified as the supplier of ground beef products linked to E. coli illnesses in Michigan and central and northern Ohio. The illnesses were reported between May 31 and June 8. Nebraska Beef is recalling nearly 532,000 pounds of ground beef produced in the last two months because the meat has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli illnesses. Much of the beef that Nebraska Beef is recalling was sold to wholesalers or other processing companies, so it may be difficult for consumers to determine if they have any of the beef.

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