Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner.
According to an August 26, 2016,
FDA recall notice, Country Fresh, LLC. of Conroe,Texas, has just recalled 30,000 cases of
fresh-cut vegetable products because of a potential contamination by
Listeria monocytogenes. The contamination was discovered during a routine screening by the Georgia
Department of Agriculture. Further distribution of the affected products
is suspended during the continuing investigation by Country Fresh and
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Affected products are wrapped in either Styrofoam trays overwrapped with
plastic film or clear plastic containers bearing “BEST IF USED BY”
dates between Aug. 7, 2016 and Aug. 19, 2016.
To date, nine states were included among those affected, including Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and Virginia retailers:
- Fresh Point
- Harris Teeter Supermarkets
- Publix Supermarkets Inc.
- The Spinx Company
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Winn Dixie
Although no illnesses related to the fresh-cut vegetables have been reported
to date, the listeriosis infection can take up to 70 days after exposure
to cause any symptoms. Symptoms listed on the recall notice include high
fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Among healthy people, the symptoms are generally short-term.
"Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return
it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions
may contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
– 5 p.m. CDT."
Please visit the FDA website for the full list of
Listeria-tainted food can cause very serious and even fatal injuries, especially
among young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened
immune systems. Listeria infections by pregnant women can also cause miscarriages
and stillbirths. I have extensive experience representing clients who
have contracted foodborne illnesses in the District of Columbia, Maryland,
Virginia, and throughout the country. Other law firms routinely refer
food poisoning cases to me.
Do you have any questions about this post? If so, please email Mr. Zambri:
Mr. Zambri is the author of a widely renowned book on product liability
litigation. His experience and knowledge regarding personal injury is
often sought by other lawyers and he regularly speaks at seminars regarding
personal injury litigation. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one
of "The Best Lawyers in America" by
Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by
Super Lawyer magazine (2016) - national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.