Sometimes, even the healthiest foods aren’t “human error” proof and food item that might be linked to products liability is hazardous for your health.

The Trader Joe’s grocery chain issued a recall of certain lots of a type of granola bar sold in stores because of potential salmonella contamination.  The recalled granola snacks were made at the Bloomfield Bakery, which is a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego know about the dangers that salmonella can pose to people — especially young children, the elderly or people with weaker immune systems.  Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and nausea, and if left untreated, salmonella can lead to more serious conditions like typhoid fever.  Sometimes, salmonella can lead to wrongful death in extreme cases, so for that reason, it is important for companies who make the products you consume to take all steps necessary to prevent sickness from these defective products.

Boxes of “Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars” with use by dates of 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10HI were recalled because of the salmonella contamination.  In a statement written by the Monrovia-based company, officials say, “As a precaution all of the product has been removed from sale and has been destroyed.  To date, we have received no reports of illness related to these Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars.”

Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys believe Trader Joe’s should be fortunate no injuries or wrongful death occurred before the recall was issued, but our products liability lawyers know it could have been much worse.

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