If you are what you eat, then salad eaters beware: you might become infected with E. coli.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys have recently learned that lettuce from 23 states have been recalled due to product liability concerns over an E. coli outbreak. Investigators have linked the tainted lettuce back to a farm in Yuma, Arizona, but are not releasing the name of the grower.
Lettuce from Yuma, AZ might be responsible for E. coli outbreak.
Earlier this week, Freshway Foods of Sidney Ohio conducted a product liability recall of lettuce that was shipped and sold in 23 states around the U.S., possibly causing an E. coli outbreak that has personally injured 19 people at least. Three people have reported near wrongful deaths in conjunction with their illnesses.
The E. coli laced romaine lettuce and salad being recalled is applicable only to Fresh Food supplies with a May 12, 2010 “best if used by” date, as well as “grab and go” salads that are available for purchase at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets and Marsh grocery stores around the country.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local health agencies, those documented as being stricken ill with E. coli have been students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State in Columbus and Daemen College in Amherst, New York.
“Experience tells us that the point of contamination is likely at the farm level, which can then be spread during the entire processing chain,” said FDA spokesman and added that no contamination of E. coli has been traced back to the processing plant.
Alabama, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin are the states where the tainted lettuce was sold. So far, California has not been added to the E. coli outbreak list.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys urge you to take part in this recall if you think you have purchased lettuce that’s a potential product liability. Contact the Food and Drug Administration by clicking here or calling 888-INFO-FDA.
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