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Giant Food Pulls Bagged Spinach after Live Scorpion Found by Customer

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 11-Apr-2017

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Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner.

After notification from a local news station, Giant Food recently pulled their bagged spinach products from shelves. A couple from Maryland found a live scorpion in a recent purchase of bagged spinach, captured it, and returned it to the store.The customer asked Giant to stop selling the bagged spinach, but the store did not initially do so.

Although there was no product recall, Giant Food of Landover did issue the following statement:

“Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We regret any inconvenience to our customer. We take the quality of our products very seriously, and we are following up with the supplier to take every step to ensure this isolated incident does not occur in the future.”

Scorpion stings are rarely fatal, according to the Mayo Clinic website, although they can be very painful. Healthy adults usually don't require treatment for scorpion stings, but if a young child is stung, medical advice and treatment should be sought immediately.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is the author of a widely renowned book on product liability litigation. An experienced speaker, he often shares his knowledge regarding personal injury litigation at seminars.

Mr. Zambri is licensed to practice in Maryland as well as Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York. A board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Zambri is former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Out of more than 80,000 lawyers, Mr. Zambri was named among the “Top Ten” lawyers in the Metro area by Super Lawyers®. He has also been ranked among the “Top 100” lawyers in the entire metropolitan area by Washingtonian magazine. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly included in the Super Lawyers® magazine (2016), a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri has been successful in litigating food-poisoning cases. He is knowledgeable and experienced in handling the unique complexities involved in food-poisoning litigation.

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