It was just revealed that federal investigators have opened a criminal probe into Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the peanut processing company responsible for the nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 529 people and killed 8 more. PCA sells peanut products to food processing companies across the country. See our previous blog post here for additional information on PCA.
As new information has come to light, the list of recalled products has been expanded. Initially, affected products manufactured since January 2008 were recalled. As more information has come to light, that recall was extended to include affected products manufactured after January 2007. At present, approximately 430 products have been recalled, but new products continue to be added to the recall list. The full list of of recalled products can be found on the FDA’s website by clicking here.
Salmonella is a serious illness that can be fatal to children, the elderly, and those with a weakened immune system. It causes nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
If you think you may have contracted Salmonella from the tainted peanut products you should see your doctor and be tested for Salmonella. Testing will confirm both the fact that you have Salmonella (as opposed to some other intestinal illness) and also confirm that the strain of salmonella you have is the same strain indicated in this peanut product outbreak.
If you have a package of the recalled peanut products and believe you may have contracted Salmonella DO NOT THROW IT OUT!!! Instead, secure the package so that no one else will consume it, attempt to locate your sales receipt showing your purchase of the contaminated product and consult legal counsel immediately.
The Ziff Law Firm will be accepting salmonella cases related to this peanut product recall, as we have in previous food-borne illness cases.
Thanks for reading,
Adam M. Gee, Esq.
NY and PA Personal Injury and Malpractice Attorney
Ziff, Weiermiller, Hayden & Mustico, LLP
303 William Street
Elmira, NY 14901