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August 1, 2017: Rugby Laboratories Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup Recalled For Potential B. Cepacia Contamination

Docusate – B. Cepacia Lawsuit Help The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of the 2016 Burkholderia cepacia outbreak linked to contaminated docusate liquid use. If you or a loved one has been injured by a contaminated docusate product and you would like information regarding a docusate lawsuit, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. Rugby Laboratories Ducosate Recall Rugby Laboratories has recalled all lots of its Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, (docusate sodium solutions) manufactured by PharmaTech, LLC due to potential Burkholderia cepacia contamination. The recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Rugby that it had received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients that may be linked to Diocto Liquid or Diocto Syrup manufactured by PharmaTech LLC. Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup are used Read More

July 25, 2017: Grande Produce Fails to Inform Public of Papaya Salmonella Risk and Recall

After 47 people were infected in an outbreak of Salmonella related to Grand Produce papayas, the FDA is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company initiated a limited recall of their Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 – July 18, 2017, but did not not issue a press release to inform consumers of their recall and the risk of Salmonella contamination. The FDA also noted in the Warning that “there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute papayas and is continuing its investigation.” The Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Forty-seven people among twelve states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu. Of the 47 people infected, twelve have been hospitalized. One Salmonella-related death has been reported from New York City. Illnesses occurred in Read More

July 21, 2017: Forty-Seven Sickened, One Death in Papaya Salmonella Outbreak

On July 21, 2017, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Announcement informing the public of an ongoing investigation by multiple federal and state health agencies into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu infections. Evidence collected to date indicates that Maradol papayas are a likely source of the outbreak of Salmonella. As of July 21, 2017, forty-seven people among twelve states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu. Of the 47 people infected, twelve have been hospitalized. One Salmonella-related death has been reported from New York City. At this time, Caribeña brand papayas from Mexico have been identified as a brand linked to these illnesses. Contact the Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation If you or a loved one are diagnosed with food poisoning, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or Read More

March 11, 2017: Potential For Additional Listeria Contaminated Raw Milk Cheese Products Prompts Expanded Vulto Creamery Recall

On March 11, 2017, Vulto Creamery, Walton, New York, expanded its recall to include four more potentially Listeria contaminated raw milk cheese types. The expanded recall includes all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, and Walton Umber. In total, Vulto Creamery has recalled the following eight types of cheese: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden, Heinennellie, Miranda, Ouleout, Walton Umber, and Willowemoc for potential Listeria contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high risk demographic groups can also experience a severe case of listeriosis. Listeria Contaminated Read More

March 9, 2017: CDC Reports On Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

CDC Announces Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak – According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, is the likely source of a deadly Listeria outbreak. Six outbreak cases, including 2 fatalities, have been reported across four states since September 1, 2016. Vulto Creamery recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses on March 7, 2017. Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak Information Six people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria by state as follows: Connecticut (1), Florida (1), New York (3), and Vermont (1). The CDC reports that all six patients, including one infant, required hospitalization. Two of the outbreak victims, 1 in Connecticut and 1 in Vermont, suffered fatal infections. Public Read More

March 8, 2017: Listeria Health Concerns Prompt Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall

Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall News – On March 8, 2017, Whole Foods Market recalled soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses from nine stores located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York because the products may be contaminated with the potentially fatal pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes. The Whole Foods Market cheese recall was prompted after supplier, Vulto Creamery, issued a recall for its Ouloeout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc cheeses on March 7, 2017. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes in the Vulto Creamery’s Ouleout lot # 617 product. In addition to the FDA’s results, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported possible Listeria contamination of Ouleout lot #623. Whole Foods Market Cheese Recall Information The Whole Foods Market cheese recall includes Vulto Creamery Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The recalled cheeses Read More

March 7, 2017: Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall For All Soft, Wash-Rind Raw Milk Cheeses Due To Listeria Health Risk

Vulto Creamery Cheese Recall News – Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, has recalled all lots of its Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing detected the presence Listeria monocytogenes in the company’s Ouleout lot # 617 product. In addition to the FDA’s results, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets reported possible Listeria contamination of Ouleout lot #623. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis affects primarily young children, frail or older adults, individuals with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. If a pregnant woman experiences a Listeria infection, bacteria may cross the placenta causing a miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth, or an infection in the new born. Persons not belonging to one of these high Read More

December 29, 2016: Salmonella Risk Causes Mikesell’s Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips Recall

Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips manufactured by Mikesell’s Potato Chip Company is subject to recall because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, a dangerous bacteria. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) environmental testing revealed that the presence of Salmonella was found on equipment at Valley Milk Products, a secondary supplier to All American Seasoning, the seasoning supplier for the Nacho Cheese seasoning. Salmonella Information Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed. Salmonella Symptoms Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food. The Read More

December 22, 2016: Bickel’s Issues Potato Chip Recall Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Potato Chip Recall Announcement – Bickel’s Snack Foods, Inc., has issued a recall for its sour cream and onion potato chips, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. All snack products that were made with ingredients from the seasoning supplier, Valley Milk Products, are subject to this recall. Bickel’s was notified by Valley Milk Products of the risk of Salmonella contamination on December 16, 2016. Potato Chip Recall Sour cream chip brands covered by the recall include Key Foods, Cabana, Troyer, Bon Ton, Bickel’s, and Seyfert. For a list of product UPC numbers, sizes, and best by dates, please see Bickel’s Recall List. Salmonella Symptoms Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 Read More

December 21, 2016: House Autry Cornbread and Biscuit Mix Recall

Biscuit Mix Recall Announcement – According to a company press release dated December 21, 2016, House-Autry Mills, Inc., recalled some of its biscuit and cornbread mixes due to the potential for the products to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products include House-Autry Buttermilk Cornbread Mix, House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, and House-Autry Cheese Biscuit Mix. The recall was initiated after it was learned that House-Autry had purchased ingredients from a suppliers whose milk powder, used in these products, may be contaminated with Salmonella. Biscuit Mix Recall | Salmonella Information Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. Symptoms of salmonellosis may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food. According to Read More

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