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Salmonella Contamination Lawsuits

Salmonella Contamination Lawsuits

Salmonella Contamination Lawsuits

Salmonella | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Food Poisoning: Illness, Outbreak, Exposure | Bacteria, Contamination

On February 14, 2007, the FDA warned consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes illness). The contaminated jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butters have a product code located on the lid of the jar that begins with the number 2111. ConAgra manufactures both the Peter Pan and Great Value brands in a single facility in Sylvester, Georgia. Great Value (a Wal-Mart brand) peanut butter made elsewhere is not affected. Consumers have been told to throw away either of these peanut butter brands if they were purchased since May 2006.

Salmonella is a bacterial food poisoning that causes swelling of the lining of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis). Ingesting foods contaminated with significant amounts of salmonella infects the majority of people. Only a small proportion of infected people are tested and diagnosed, and as little as 1% of cases are actually reported. Salmonella poisoning normally occurs in small, localized outbreaks in the general population or in large outbreaks in hospitals, restaurants, or institutions for children and the elderly. In the United States, Salmonella is responsible for about 15% of all cases of food poisoning.

Anyone may contract Salmonella food poisoning, but the disease is most serious in infants, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. In these individuals, the infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites, resulting in death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. In addition, people who have had part or all of their stomach or their spleens removed, or who have sickle cell anemia, cirrhosis of the liver, leukemia, lymphoma, malaria, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are extremely susceptible to Salmonella food poisoning.

Causes and symptoms

Salmonella food poisoning can arise when someone drinks unpasteurized milk or eats undercooked chicken or eggs, or salad dressings or desserts containing raw eggs. Any food can become contaminated during preparation if conditions and equipment for food preparation are unsanitary. Symptoms generally appear about one-two days after infection, and include fever (in 50% of patients), nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps and pain. The illness usually ends in about five-seven days. Other infections that can be caused by Salmonella include:

  • Bone infections
  • Joint infections
  • Infection of the sac containing the heart
  • Infection of the tissues, which cover the brain and spinal cord
  • Infection of the liver (hepatitis)
  • Lung infections

Legal Help for Victims

If you or a loved one has been infected with salmonella poisoning you may have valuable legal rights, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified diseases attorney. Alternatively, call our toll free number: 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Aspen Foods Expands Recall of Chicken Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Oct 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The chicken products covered by recall were produced between August 25 and September 17 and have "best if used by" dates of August 23, 2016 to December 15, 2016. On July 15, Aspen Foods recalled approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed,...

Tainted Cucumbers from Mexico Responsible for Three Deaths and More than 500 Illnesses

Sep 30, 2015
A salmonella outbreak that has killed three people and sickened more than 500 has been traced to cucumbers from Mexico distributed by a San Diego food distributor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 558 cases of salmonella poona in 33 states are linked to the cucumbers. One hundred forty new cases were reported between September 15 and September 22, according to Vice News ( and officials say the number of illnesses is likely to rise as more health...

Giant Food Recalls Koch Oven Cravers Chicken Products for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Sep 29, 2015
A Maryland supermarket chain has issued a recall for Koch Oven Cravers brand frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken products manufactured by Chicago-based Aspen Foods because of possible salmonella contamination. Consumers are being informed that Giant is pulling these products from their stores because they may be contaminated with salmonella, Meat & Poultry ( reports. The recalled products include Koch Oven Cravers Broccoli & Cheese (10 oz.), UPC 4542145512, all...

2 Deaths & 100s of Illnesses in Salmonella in Cucumbers

Sep 15, 2015
Two deaths and nearly 350 Salmonella infections in 30 states have been traced to cucumbers found in restaurants and grocery stores, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cucumbers, known as "slicer" or "American" cucumbers, are shipped in black, green, yellow and craft colored cartons labeled Limited Edition Pole Grown Cucumbers. The cucumbers are typically 7 to 10 inches long with a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5...

Popular Las Vegas Eatery Appears to Have Served up Salmonella to about 200 Patrons

May 13, 2013
Some 200 unlucky Las Vegas patrons who chose to eat at Firefly, a tapas restaurant and one of Sin City’s hottest restaurants, have reported food poisoning symptoms.Salmonella is considered the likely culprit, according to an Associated Press (AP) report picked up by the Washington Post, and Southern Nevada health officials describe it as among the largest outbreaks seen in the region in about a decade. Salmonella infection is usually caused by eating raw or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs...

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