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April 6, 2018: Public Health Officials Investigate NJ E Coli Outbreak

The Weinberg Law Firm, located in New Brunswick, NJ, is currently assisting victims of food poisoning outbreaks, including the current NJ E. coli outbreak that may be linked to Panera Bread. If you or a loved one was injured in this outbreak, and you would like information regarding an E. coli lawsuit, please contact the Weinberg Law Firm at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. NJ Department of Health Investigates NJ E Coli Outbreak Cases Here in New Jersey, public health officials are investigating an E. coli food poisoning outbreak that has left at least 8 people hospitalized. Five of those individuals have been discharged. The number of E. coli illnesses reported by NJ County is as follows: Hunterdon (4), Middlesex (1), Somerset (1), and Warren (1). The NJ Department of Health (NJDH) announced on April 6, 2018, that it Read More

February 22, 2018: FDA Cautions – Potential For Increased Long-term Risks With Clarithromycin Use In Patients With Heart Disease

FDA Cautions – Potential For Increased Long-term Risks With Clarithromycin Use In Patients With Heart Disease In a Safety Announcement dated February 22, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised caution before prescribing the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) to patients with heart disease because of a potential increased risk of heart problems or death that can occur years later. The FDA based its recommendations on a review of the results of a 10-year follow-up study of patients with coronary heart disease from a large clinical trial that first observed this safety issue. The FDA has added a new warning about this increased risk of death in patients with heart disease, and advised prescribers to consider using other antibiotics in these patients. The study results were also added to the clarithromycin drug labeling. The FDA will continue to monitor safety Read More

February 15, 2018: Apace Packaging Issues Acyclovir Recall For Product Mix-Up

Apace Packaging Announces Acyclovir Recall – On February 15, 2018, Apace Packaging LLC issued a recall for one lot of Acyclovir Tablets due to a product mix-up. According to the company announcement, blister cards containing Acyclovir (400 mg) Tablets may also include Torsemide (200 mg) Tablets. Acyclovir Recall – Product Information Product covered by the Acyclovir Recall can be identified as follows: Acyclovir Tablet, USP, 400mg, 50ct Unit Dose, NDC# 50268-061-15 (Carton), NDC# 50268-061-11 (Blister Card), Lot Number 19900, to the Retail level. The Apace Packaging recall announcement stated: “Missing a dose of Acyclovir Tablets could cause a reactivation of a virus being treated. Unintentional dosing of Torsemide, 20mg, Tablets could cause excessive urination. Serious adverse events reported in the clinical studies, for which a drug relationship could not be excluded, were atrial fibrillation, chest pain, diarrhea, digitalis intoxication, gastrointestinal Read More

January 19, 2018: CDC Alerts Public To Jimmy John’s Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak Link

Jimmy John’s Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak Alert – On January 19, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that in conjunction with the FDA, and public health and regulatory officials in several states, they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo foodborne illnesses. According to the CDC Announcement, eight people across three states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo. The number of illnesses reported by state is as follows: Illinois (2), Minnesota (1), and Wisconsin (5). Illness onset dates ranged from December 20, 2017 to January 3, 2018. None of the outbreak victims required hospitalization, and no deaths have been reported. CDC Reports Epidemiologic Evidence Links Jimmy John’s Salmonella Montevideo Illnesses To Sprouts To date, epidemiologic evidence indicates that raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants are a likely source of the outbreak. Read More

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

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