U.S. consumers should avoid two brands of pistachios tied to a products liability recall because they are linked to salmonella-related personal injury reports. The Food and Drug Administration identified the potentially bad pistachio brands as California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards which were produced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, California.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego and know the potential deadly products liability tainted foods can cause a loved one or you. The salmonella bacteria can cause serious personal injury and even wrongful death in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems or undergoing medical treatment.
While Setton Pistachio issued a nationwide recall of its products in late March after salmonella was found in some nuts, the company failed to alert the public that it was recalling the defective products. Without knowing the food was being recalled individuals consumed the bad pistachios and as a result suffered salmonella-related personal injuries.
An estimated 76 million people in the United States get sick every year with foodborne illnesses such as food poisoning, E.coli and at least 5,000 suffer a wrongful death. This number is too high for us, as personal injury attorneys. We are always surprised when news of food recalls occur. Companies in the business of providing food to consumers should always take every possible step to make sure they are not selling hazardous food products to the people that eat feed themselves and their families daily.
If a defective product such as pistachios results in the personal injury of a loved one or you who should be held responsible for your pain and suffering? We believe the manufacturer could very well be be held accountable for their product. If you can’t trust companies to inspect the safety of their foods that you give to your family then who can you trust?
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