Contaminated tomatoes lead to recall of ready-to-eat salads

by Administrator 6. May 2011 01:08

Read-to-eat salads sold at Safeways and Walmarts across Arizona were recently recalled due to the salads containing grape tomatoes that were found to be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria.

The tomatoes were supplied by Six L's, which then notified the distributors of the tomatoes, Taylor Farms Pacific, that the tomatoes were contaminated. The FDA, along with Taylor Farms Pacific, announced the recall of the tomatoes and the read-to-eat salads containing them on Monday.

The Salmonella bacteria, if consumed, can cause diarrhea, cramps, and fever. The elderly and infants are particularly vulnerable to the effects of Salmonella, which can be life-threatening.

Consumers are advised to throw out any contaminated items and can find the full list of recalled items on the FSIS website, which routinely lists products that have been recalled.

If you or someone you love has suffered an illness after consuming a contaminated product, please contact the Phoenix toxic food product lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman, & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

10,000 fruit pops recalled for fear of typhoid fever

by Administrator 30. August 2010 06:26

According to the Federal Drug Administration, Fruiti Pops Inc, of Sante Fe Springs has recalled 10,000 Mamey fruit bars due to fear of typhoid fever.

Several cases of typhoid have been reported this month, although it is rare in the U.S. Many of these cases have been associated with the Mamey frozen pulp sold by Goya Foods, Inc. Typhoid fever causes fever and severe abdominal pain and can be fatal in a small number of cases.

Mamey is tropical fruit that is grown in Central and South America and is used in the mamey-flavored fruit bars. The product was sold in Arizona, California, Texas in retail stores, ice cream trucks and other vending machines. Consumers are urged not to eat the fruit bar and to return to the place they bought it for a refund.

If you or a loved one has become ill after eating a defective product, contact the Phoenix toxic food products lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally P.L.C by calling 800-763-0964 today.


USDA recalls 1 million pounds of beef

by Administrator 9. August 2010 05:28

Valley Meat Company, a California-based company, has announced a recall of one million pounds of ground beef because of possible E.Coli contamination.

Consumers who have purchased this meat and grocery stores may still have this in their freezers. The products that are included in the recall are the frozen meat patties with a processed date of October 2, 2009 to January 12, 2010.

Illnesses have been reported from these products since February 2010, but the connection between the product and the illness was just made by the USDA. Seven people have become ill after eating the product. These recalled products have been distributed in Texas, California, Arizona, Oregon and other grocery stores across the nation in a different brand.

If you or your family member has become ill after consuming a defectice food product, contact the Phoenix toxic food products lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C by calling 800-763-0964 to discuss your legal options.

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Fresh Express company recalls bags of salad

by Administrator 19. July 2010 05:48

The California-based company of Fresh Express has issued an involuntary recall of bags of salad after a romaine salad bag was suspected to have E. Coli contamination.

The recalled products inlcude the bags of salad with the 'used by' date of July 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The recall was ordered after the Federal Drug Administration ordered a random test of a bag of Fresh Express Bag of Romaine Lettuce tested positive for the bacteria.

These bags were distributed and sold in California, Arizona, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oregon. Although no illness has been reported from the bags, the company is urging consumers to discard the bags as soon as possible. E. Coli can cause serious foodborne illness if a product is contaminated by it.

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