Kevin's Law

Offending Meat Company

Meat Company Fails USDA's Salmonella Test for the Second Time

July 2000

Meat Company Tests Positive for E.coli

December 2000

1.1 Million pounds of meat were recalled

E.coli Outbreak in Northern Illinois and Chicago

July 2001

Meat Recall from one of America's Largest Agribusinesses

August 2001

USDA Performs Non-Random Test for E.coli Which Comes Back Positive

August 2, 2001

Offending Plant Recalls 530,000 Pounds of Ground Beef

August 27, 2001

Kevin's Illness

Kevin Kowalcyk is Born

December 10, 1998

Kowalcyk Family goes on Vacation

July 3, 2001 - July 17, 2001

Kevin Wakes up with Diarrhea and a Mild Fever

July 31, 2001 11:00 pm

Kevin is Taken to the Emergency Room

August 1, 2001 7:30 am

Kevin is Hospitalized for Dehydration and Bloody Stools

August 2, 2001 8:00 am

Kevin is Diagnosed with E.coli O157:H7

August 2, 2001 4:30 pm

Mike and Barbara Kowalcyk Live at the Hospital

August 3, 2001 - August 11, 2001

Kevin's Kidneys Start Failing

August 3, 2001

Kevin is Transfered to the Pediatric ICU

August 3, 2001 10:00 pm

Kevin Receives His First Dialysis Treatment

August 4, 2001 7:00 am - August 4, 2001 10:00 am

Kevin is Placed on a Ventilator

August 7, 2001

Kevin Kowalcyk Dies

August 11, 2001 8:20 pm

Mike and Megan Kowalcyk Test Positive for E.coli O157:H7

September 10, 2001

Kevin's father and sister test positive for the same strain of E.coli that killed him. However, he was the only one who showed symptoms of E.coli

Kowalcyk's Find Out Kevin's E.coli matches E.coli found in the 2001 Recall

2003

Kowalcyk Family Sues Offending Meat Plant

July 2004

Kevin's Law

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo Introduces "Kevin's Law"

June 30, 2005

Food, Inc. is Released

September 7, 2008