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January 3, 2016: Blue Bell Creameries Listeria Outbreak Subject to USDOJ Investigation

Blue Bell Creameries Listeria Outbreak News

After a series of recalls connected to a deadly multi-state Listeria outbreak, Blue Bell Creameries has become the subject of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The investigation’s main interest is in examining the executives of Blue Bell Creameries, and their response to the Listeria contamination of many of their frozen treat products.

On April 20, 2015, the company initiated a complete recall of all products.

The outbreak, which has been linked to several Blue Bell ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen treats, has reportedly resulted in ten cases of Listeriosis, including three cases which have resulted in death.

For important information on all affected products and the Blue Bell Creameries Listeria Outbreak, visit FDA Blue Bell Creameries Listeria Outbreak Information.

LISTERIA LAWSUITS AND FOOD POISONING LAWSUIT HELP

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. We are ready to help you. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming a Listeria contaminated product and you have a question regarding you legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Let us help you take the first step toward seeking compensation for your Listeria food poisoning injuries

Listeria Information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are 1,591 cases of foodborne listeriosis, resulting in 255 deaths, in the U.S. each year. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis.

Listeriosis symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the central nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions.

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September 9, 2015: Appeeling Fruit Products Recalled After Listeria Contamination

On September 9, 2015, Appeeling Fruit Inc. recalled consumer packages of freshly sliced apples due to the product’s potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall is being initiated after the company was informed that an environmental sample taken in the production facility as part of a routine sampling program tested positive for the bacteria.

The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium capable of causing is a serious and sometimes fatal infection. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis and experiencing complications. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis. To learn more, please see About Listeria Food Poisoning and Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms.

The recall affected fresh sliced apple packages with Best-if-Used-by dates of September 14, 2015 and September 29, 2015, that had been shipped to Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania between August 31, 2015 and September 2, 2015. Product recall details can be found on the chart below.

September 9, 2015 Recall
Product Description and Consumer Packaging Brand/Label on bag UPC on bag if applicable Best If Used By date on bag
12oz package with fresh, green apple slices Appeeling Fruit 58324 00950 09/21/2015
12oz. package with fresh, red apple slices Appeeling Fruit 58324 00900 09/21/2015
Convenience pack of 8, 2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices Appeeling Fruit Bag of 8, 2 oz. bags 58324 08400 Individual 2 oz. bags 58324 00400 09/21/2015
2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices Burger King (BK) Crown n/a& 09/14/2015
2oz. sized bags of fresh, red apple slices Snack Fresh 74641 00982 09/21/2015

CONTACT ATTORNEY ERIC WEINBERG FOR A FREE LISTERIA FOOD POISONING LAWSUIT EVALUATION

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg is currently assisting victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. Please contact our personal injury law firm 24/7, toll free at 1-877-934-6274, if you have a question regarding a food poisoning lawsuit. You can also contact our attorneys online by using the “Free Legal Case Evaluation Form” found on this page.

August 31, 2015: Over Nine Thousand Cases of Frozen Corn Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

Following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample taken from a package of Bonduelle USA frozen corn, Bonduelle USA Inc. has issued a widespread recall. To date 9,335 cases of frozen corn have been recalled. While the contaminated product was originally found in Tennessee, potentially dangerous frozen cut corn products were distributed to stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. Consumption of the recalled corn may result in illness, particularly listerosis.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are 1,591 cases of foodborne listeriosis, resulting in 255 deaths, in the U.S. each year. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis.

The recalled corn products were distributed in poly bags under the following labels and codes:

PRODUCT NET WT. UPC CODE(S)
WYLWOOD Super Sweet Whole Kernel Corn 16 OZ (1 LB) 051933002401 Best By June 2017 K51564 and K51574
MARKET BASKET Cut Corn 16 OZ. (1 LB.) 049705693414 June 2017 K51574
Bountiful Harvest WHOLE KERNEL CUT CORN 40 OZ. (2.5 LBS.) 822486120597 Best By June 2017 K51574
WEST CREEK FROZEN VEGETABLES Cut Corn 2.5 LBS. 00806795285239 Best By June 2017 K51574

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free food poisoning lawsuit case evaluation by calling our personal injury lawyers toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You may also contact The Weinberg Law Firm online, by submitting the food poisoning lawsuit case evaluation form found on this page.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM FOOD POISONING

By following a few important steps, you can help medical and legal professionals assist you better when you have suffered from food poisoning. Alternatively, you may find that you need to assist a family member who has contracted a foodborne illness and is unable to follow the advice given here without your help. The important thing is to protect your health and your legal rights, or those of your loved ones.

Regarding Your Health:

  • See your doctor.

If you feel that your physical symptoms are related to the consumption of food, whether from a restaurant or in your or someone else’s home, you should visit your doctor. Of course, if you are experiencing severe symptoms you should consult a doctor or visit an emergency room immediately.

  • Report food poisoning to your county health department.

By reporting your illness to your county health department, you are helping them identify and investigate an outbreak and prevent others from becoming ill. Their investigation can bring an outbreak to a halt and help determine what went wrong.

  • Have a stool sample taken.

Be sure that your doctor, or the hospital where you are receiving treatment, takes a stool sample to identify the foodborne pathogen responsible for your symptoms. Additional testing called PFGE can determine if the pathogen that caused your illness is the same strain that has caused a particular outbreak of foodborne illness. PFGE provides a DNA “fingerprint” of the pathogen. It is a powerful epidemiologic tool that can link individual victims (or a food product) to a specific outbreak.

  • Follow your doctor’s advice.

Your health is your doctor’s primary concern. By following your doctor’s advice, you not only show your commitment to your well-being, but you also make it possible for your doctor to develop a record of your condition. Do not miss doctor’s appointments. Do not fail to inform your doctor about your symptoms. Always be honest with your doctor; if you cannot remember something, say so.

  • Keep food samples.

Refrigerate suspected food (either prepared meal or ingredients) in a bag or plastic container and label “Danger: Do Not Eat.” A food sample may not be necessary to prove that you have suffered from food poisoning (especially if a stool sample has been taken), but it may be helpful nonetheless. Contact your county board of health and let them know that you have a sample of the suspect food. They can do the necessary testing.

  • Keep track of your records.

If you consult a law firm, your attorney may ask you for contact information for all of your doctors, as well as for information regarding any hospital stays and medical bills. If you feel that you have contracted food poisoning at a restaurant, your attorney may also ask for the receipt from your meal. Remember not to throw any documentation away.

Regarding Your Case:

  • Talk to your attorney.

Your attorney is the best person to represent you. It is important that you do not talk to anyone else who asks you for a written or oral statement without first speaking to your attorney.

  • Keep yourself informed.

Keep up-to-date on the status of your case. If you have questions about the timeline of your case, possible outcomes, your role in the ongoing process or any other aspect of your case, do not hesitate to ask your attorney.

  • Know your rights.

Your attorney can help you understand what compensation may be due you as a result of food poisoning. While each case is different, individuals who have suffered from foodborne illnesses have been compensated for their medical expenses, for pain and suffering, and for lost wages, for example.

If you or a family member has suffered from food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm

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Call The Weinberg Law Firm For Listeria Lawsuit Help

If you or a family member has suffered from Listeria food poisoning and you have a question about your legal rights, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274 for a free Listeria lawsuit case evaluation.